I am pleased to announce that our city will observe National Night Out on the second Tuesday of October, which will be October 9, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Along with Texas and Shreveport/Bossier City, the city of Minden will observe National Night Out in October in order to avoid the high temperatures of August. We have moved to the second Tuesday in order to avoid a conflict with the opening day of the Webster Parish Fair.
We will begin receiving registrations on Monday, September 10th. You may pick up a registration form at Minden City Hall, print one from our website – www.mindenusa.com, or register by phone at 377-2144. Deadline for registering your party is Friday, October 5, 2018.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts.
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
- Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
I encourage all citizens to make note of October 9th and make plans with your neighbors to host a block party on your street. Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Minden and a great time to head outdoors and socialize with your neighbors.