Cove National Night Out

McGruff the Crime Dog gives out hugs to children Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, during the 21st annual National Night Out Kick Off party in Copperas Cove.

An event designed to promote safety and reduce crime nationwide will be celebrated in the Killeen area Tuesday.

National Night Out block parties will be held in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove and at Fort Hood.

The purpose of the event, according to a news release from the Copperas Cove Police Department, is to:

1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; 2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; 3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership; and 4) send a message to the criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Suggestions for block parties and gatherings include cookouts, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anti-crime and drug rallies.

This is the 36th annual observance of National Night Out. Locally, the Killeen Police Department has been part of the event for 23 years, while the Copperas Cove Police Department has been encouraging participation for 22 years.

The Copperas Cove Police Department will also be hosting a National Night Out Kick Off Party from 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight in the city’s downtown area. Hotdogs, chips, cookies, popcorn, ice cream, and soft drinks will be served. There will be many activities for children and adults, as well as door prizes throughout the evening. Some of the events are at no charge and others are priced at only 25 cents each.

McGruff the Crime Dog, Eddie Eagle, and H-E-Buddy will all also be at the party in Cove event tonight. An impaired driving peddle-cart course donated by State Farm will be unveiled during the event. The goal of the impairment course is to teach about the dangers of driving impaired.

National Night Out event block parties can be found in the following locations. All events are 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday unless otherwise noted.

KILLEEN

4912 Platinum Drive (5-8pm)

5003 Deerwood Loop

5310 Daybreak Drive

7406 Spirit of the West Drive

Shofner & South Sixth Street

2502 Waterfall Drive

703 Illinois Avenue

110 South 38th Street (Lakewood MHP)

3304 Augustine Drive

1002 Jefferis Avenue (Anderson Chapel)

890 Llewelyn Lane

2803 Derby Drive

6702 Cool Creek Drive

731 Wolf Street

4600 Cunningham Road

2909 Lake Road (Girl Scout Bldg)

2117 Hidden Hill Drive

2708 Ancestor Drive

305 W Elms Road (Southern MHP)

458 Turkey Trot Road (Abiding Savior Church)

314 Tyler Street (Simmonsville Church)

2502 Trimmier Road (CVS)

2201 Lava Lane

600 W. Hallmark Avenue

8923 Viewpark Lane

2806 Delta Circle

1106-A Connor Court

2802 Phoenix Drive (The Falls)

5310 Fiesta Oak Drive

3500 block of Castleton Drive

Sandra Sue Drive (6-8pm)

402 Terrapin Drive

5837 Greenforest Circle

HARKER HEIGHTS

707 Tundra Drive

1110 Indian Trail Drive

10500 Highview Drive

2023 River Rock Trail

1200 Chaucer Lane

2617 Red Fern Drive

204 Black Hawk Trail

3914 Bella Vista Loop

521 East Veterans Memorial Boulevard

Iron Jacket Trail

515 Llama Trail

302 Mary Jo Drive

FORT HOOD

Sadowski Field

254-501-7568 | dperdue@kdhnews.com

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