Night to Unite/National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6, and is sponsored by the Cannon Falls Police Department.
Night to Unite is a Minnesota version of the National Night Out event, designed to get neighbors together to keep their neighborhood crime free.
The Cannon Falls Police Department has combined Night to Unite and National Night Out. Both are designed to make residents more aware of crime and drug prevention issues, generate support for local anticrime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Chief Jeff McCormick advises that people who get to know each other are more likely to report suspicious activity at a neighbor's home. "Police really appreciate having more eyes and ears watching out for their neighbors," he noted.
Ten have signed up to host events: Ruth Rice, 520 3rd Street North, 5:30-6 p.m.; Stonehouse Apts., 115 W. Minnesota St., 6-6:30 p.m.; Richard and Kathy Shorter, 1300 7th Street North, 6:30-7:15; Taresa Hamann and Stacey Coyle, 101 Elm Street North, 7:15-8 p.m.; Elevena and Bill Schmugge, and Joel and Beth McGeough, 113 Barkley Circle West, 8-8:30 p.m.
Twin Rivers, 900 W. Main Street, 5:30-6 p.m.; Park Street Apt., 321 Park Street West, 6-6:30 p.m.; Lyle and Phyllis Wilson, and Angie Foss, 101 Pine Court, 6:30-7 p.m.
Darryl and Marie McClain, 507 W. Belle Street, 7-7:30 p.m.; and Nick and Sally Merril, 121 3rd Street South, 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Members of the Cannon Falls Police Department, Cannon Falls Firefighters and the Cannon Falls Ambulance Service will be visiting the parties.