City of San Marcos gears up for National Night Out events

The City of San Marcos will host two National Night Out events on Tuesday, August 3 to celebrate America’s night out against crime.

The first event will be held at Sunset Park, 909 Puesta del Sol from 3 to 6 pm; the second will be held at San Elijo Park, 1105 Elfin Forest Road from 5 to 7 pm. Both events are free.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children to one of the two events to be educated on good safety habits. The events will offer fingerprinting, information on neighborhood watch and tips for “safe escape” child safety. There will also be a talking patrol car, games and refreshments.

San Marcos National Night Out is in coordination with the 27th Annual National Night Out, a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Last year, more than 36 million people participated in National Night Out across the country.

“National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer City,” explained San Marcos Sheriff’s Captain Don Crist. “The benefits to the community extend well beyond this one night.”

Along with traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials, safety fairs and youth events.

For more information, please call the City’s crime prevention unit at (760) 510-5255.

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