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Anti-crime efforts focus of National Night Out in Harvard

HARVARD – The city is preparing for the 29th annual National Night Out on Aug. 7.

The event will run from 7:15 to 10 p.m. at Harvard Aquatic Center, 808 E. Brown St.

National Night Out is an effort to heighten awareness, generate support and increase participation in local anti-crime efforts. It aims to strengthen neighborhood spirit and foster strong police-community partnerships to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

The Aquatic Center’s zero-depth pool with slides, diving board, basketball hoops, sand play area and volleyball court will be open to the public. Arts and crafts will be available at the library. Police will perform a K-9 demonstration, and the fire department will simulate a water rescue. The movie “Journey 2: Mysterious Island” also will be shown.

All events are free.

The event is put on by the Harvard Police Department in conjunction with Harvard Aquatic Center, Harvard Fire Protection District, Harvard Special Events Committee and Harvard Diggins Library.

For information, call the police department at 815-943-4431.

– Northwest Herald


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