The City of Shreveport is hosting several events at SPAR community centers during National Night Out, tonight from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Mayor Ollie S. Tyler and Chief of Police Willie Shaw will officially kick off the festivities at 5:30 PM at SPAR’s Bilberry Park Community Center. This year’s theme is “Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party”.
Participating SPAR community centers include:
A.B. Palmer, 547 E. 79th
Bilberry Park, 1902 Alabama
Chris Hays, 4300 Illinois
David Raines, 2920 Round Grove
Hattie Perry, 4300 Ledbetter
Lakeside, 2200 Milam
Sunset Acres, 6700 Quilen
Valencia, 1800 Viking
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
Shreveport-Bossier City Night Out is celebrated throughout the City of Shreveport. More than 200 city blocks usually participate in the annual Shreveport-Bossier City Night Out, which takes place the first Tuesday of every October. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, and co- sponsored by the Shreveport Police Department, the nationwide event is designed as a time for neighbors to get to know each other to prevent crime and drug use in their communities.