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Cities to target crime on National Night Out

Communities throughout south Pinellas County will participate in taking a bite out of crime tonight during the 27th annual National Night Out celebration.

Neighborhoods throughout St. Petersburg, Gulfport and Largo will collaborate with police agencies to provide residents with crime prevention tips and demonstrations. Activities, which will vary by location, will include live entertainment, kid's games, face painting and raffles.

Participating St. Petersburg neighborhoods include:

Bartlett Park – 6 - 8 p.m., Bartlett Park Community Resource Center, 642 22nd Ave. S.

Central Oak Park/North Kenwood/Historic Kenwood/Disston Heights/Ponce De Leon – 6 to 8 p.m., Salvation Army, 3800 Ninth Ave. N.

Harbordale – 5 to 8 p.m., YMCA, 2421 Fourth St. S.

Historic Uptown – 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Anthony's Hospital Park, 1201 7th Avenue N.

Holiday Park – 7 to- 9 p.m. in the cul-de-sac at 33rd Avenue N. and 65th Street N.

Lakewood Terrace – 5 to 8 p.m., City Park in the 700 block of 38th Avenue S.

Live Oak – 6 to 8 p.m. at the Triangle at Burlington Ave. N. and 52nd St. N.

Palmetto Park – 6 to 8 p.m., Tot Lot in the 400 block of 27th Street S.

McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand at the Central Oaks, Harbordale and Historic Uptown neighborhoods.

Meanwhile, crime prevention events in Gulfport will begin at 6 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th St. S.

The Neighborhood Crime and Drugs Going Away Party will start with a walk to show a united effort of the cities of Gulfport and St. Petersburg. The event will include residents and businesses from both sides of 49th Street. The walk will start on 49th Street S and 16th Avenue (in front of the Neighborhood Center) and head south to the Tangerine Greenway (Tangerine Avenue/18th Avenue S). The Tangerine Greenway will then be the site for the "Going Away Party."

Food will be provided by Hungry Howies and music will be provided by JD Burrell. For more information, call Jeri Reed at (727) 548-5566.

In Largo, the police department will be offering tips and demonstrations in Largo Mall.

Cities to target crime on National Night Out 08/03/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 2:31pm]
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