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Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 2, 2011) is the 6th annual Echo Park National Night Out. The theme: “Our Community, Our Future, The Power of Choices.” The purpose: To provide a safe community event with the goal of preventing drugs and crime in our neighborhood. From the EP National Night Out website:

The National Night Out is a program promoting neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership in our goal for a safer nation. The annual National Night Out (NNO) event, is unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOWN WATCH (NATW). The purpose is to promote and strengthen community involvement, partnership with police and community, it is a positive tool used to enchance the quality of life, for a crime and drug free town.

Stop by and say hello from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Walgreens parking lot located at 1625 W. Sunset Blvd.

Free entrance, hot dogs, crafts and activities for kids and adults, and free give-aways. There will also be free eye examinations, chart reading and checkup for Glaucoma, along with check-ups for blood pressure, diabetes check-up and oxygen.

Master of Ceremony is Leonel Ledezma, which special appearances and speakers by:

Captain Williams Murphy from Northeast Police Division, Senior Lead Officer Bobby Hill from Northeast Police Station, the office of City Council President and Member Eric Garcetti of District 13, Alana Yanez (deputy for the office of Senator Kevin de Leon), District 1 City Council Member Ed Reyes, and Mitchell Frank (Echo Park Chamber of Commerce President and Owner of the Echo/Echoplex Club, El Prado, and Malo).

Visit the Echo Park National Night Out website for details on participating booths, sponsors, and how to get involved.

The 5th annual Echo Park National Night Out block party is tonight, Tuesday, August 3. The event takes place at the Walgreens parking lot from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

FREE stuff includes: kids activities, cotton candy, eye mobile eye screening, hot dogs, kids face painting, and a bouncer/jumper. There will also be an Echo Park Community Parade drawing contest, and voter registration through Central del Pueblo.

Participating organizations include:

Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Central del Pueblo: Voter registration
Echo Park Animal Alliance: Dodger give-away
Echo Park Community Parade: Contest drawing
Echo Park Historical Society
Echo Park Improvement Association (EPIA)
Echo Park Farmers Market (SEE-LA)
Echo Park Recreation and Parks -face painting
Echo Park Security Association and Select Patrol
Gariella Axelrad Education Foundation
George D. Lim, DMD, Inc.
Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council
Innate Intelligence Works
L.A. Host Lions Club, Eyemobile eye screening
LAUSD: Mayberry School
Los Angeles Police Department: Northeast Police Division
Los Angeles Fire Department, Station 20
Student-International Travel Experience (SITE)
The Echo/Echoplex/Prado Food Area

See you tonight!

The 5th Annual Echo Park National Night Out block party is coming up on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm in the Walgreens Parking Lot.

The free event will host activities for kids, free eye screenings (the Lions Eye Mobile will be present), free hot dogs, and more family-friendly activities.

Click on the graphic to the right to download a flyer to distribute in your neighborhood.

Organizers are collecting funds to purchase backpacks and school supplies for  give-aways to children and teens. If you would like to contribute, contact Rosie Betanzos directly at rcbetanzos@yahoo.com

Volunteers are also needed for helping: in the kids area, maintaining control on passing food, supervising the jumpers (I’m assuming for a bounce house), clean-up and set-up tear down, information booth, and ambassadors to direct crowds. If you are interested, please email Rosie at the email address listed above.

The event is hosted by the Positive Energy Group/Crime Prevention.

Representing Northeast Police Station

Sponsors are: City Council District 1 and 13, Echo Park Trading Post, Select Patrol, The Echo/Echoplex, El Prado, GEPENC, LA Host Lions, Dodgers and many more…