Champlin, Dayton to ‘Unite’ Aug. 5 during National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 5, neighborhoods throughout Champlin are being invited to join thousands of other communities across the nation to celebrate Night to Unite. Starting at 6 p.m. residents in neighborhoods across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening with neighbors.

Night to Unite is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. “Night to Unite” is a crime and drug prevention event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relationships. It presents an opportunity for Champlin residents to get to know their public safety officials and neighbors.

The police and fire departments will be visiting many of the registered parties. In addition, McGruff and other city officials will also be making appearances at several of the gatherings. Night to Unite includes participants celebrating the evening with potluck picnics, ice cream socials and cookouts.