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[s12] Tuesday Marks 29th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 3, 2012) – State Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) encourages northern Indiana residents to turn on their porch lights for the 29th annual “National Night Out Against Crime” (NNO) on Tuesday, August 7.

Millions of Americans will turn on their lights Tuesday to promote anti-crime and drug awareness in their communities.

“This program offers families a great way to wind down the summer,” Yoder said. “I encourage everyone to support this great cause and join millions of Americans by visiting a local event or turning on their porch lights to raise anti-crime awareness.”

In northern Indiana, it’s not just the city police departments that host these events. St. Joseph County Police Department will host an event as well.

The St. Joseph County NNO event will be held at the Oak Tree Shelter in Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This year’s county event will include park admission, food, drinks, safety tips, live music and hot air balloon rides. For additional information, click here.

Yoder said Goshen’s Night Out is scheduled for tonight — August 3 — downtown from 6 to 8 p.m.

Created in 1984 to enhance community awareness and strengthen local crime prevention efforts, the annual event started with 400 communities, 23 states and 2.5 million Americans participating. The event has grown over the last three decades to include more than 37 million people from more than 15,000 communities.

For more information about the NNO, visit, or to see if a community in your area is participating, click here.