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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 12:00 pm

By Krista M. Madkins

Harker Heights Herald

Residents across the state will celebrate National Night Out Tuesday - an annual event that focuses on the prevention of crime and drug use emphasizing programs such as neighborhood watches.

Several community members in Harker Heights will be hosting block parties to promote the event.

Resident Jimmy Tittle will be kicking off his 14th celebration of National Night Out by hosting his annual block party in the 400 block of Bonnie Drive.

A Harker Heights performing group, Famous Five, will perform at 7:30 p.m. with a 40-minute show that will include a tribute to Michael Jackson.

"It will be a night of fun and great entertainment," Tittle said. Tittle, a former disc jockey in Houston, Miss., also will provide musical entertainment. Children's entertainment includes a dance contest and face painting.

Tittle said he started participating in National Night Out in 1995 because of his two teenage children and because he was a youth director at the time. He now hosts the event to bring the community together with local law enforcement and firefighters. In past years, Tittle said his block parties have had 200 people in attendance.

Sgt. Roosevelt Wilson, Jr., Administration Sergeant of Community Services with the Harker Heights Police Department said, residents who want to host a block party can register free at the police department.

Wilson said there are seven block parties registered in Harker Heights that will be visited by local law enforcement and firefighters.

Contact Krista M. Madkins at kmadkins@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7468.

If you go

Harker Heights Block Parties, 7 - 10 p.m., Oct. 4

500 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Big Oaks Estates

400 block of Bonnie Drive

200 block of Scarlett Drive

1500 block of Port Drive

1100 block of Indian Trail

100 block of Mission Drive

3600 block of Quail Ridge Drive

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