Residents Encouraged to Hit the Streets During National Night Out

Step out of your homes, lock your doors, and meet your Belmont neighbors at one of eight locations during National Night Out, Aug. 7.

Meet Belmont's new police chief, Dan DeSmidt, as well as other members of the Belmont police and fire departments, city council and various community leaders at the annual gatherings of National Night Out on Tues., Aug. 7.

This nationwide event began in the 1970s as a way to get people out of their homes and meet each other with the common purpose of making communities safer by raising crime prevention awareness.

Gatherings will be held at eight locations throughout Belmont (see schedule below).

During Belmont's National Night Out, participants will learn more about:

  • Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
  • Neighborhood Watch 
  • Child Identification Fingerprint Kits 
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Traffic Safety

In addition, neighborhood groups have organized demonstrations, kids' activites, informational booths and refreshments.

Locations and schedule for Belmont's National Night Out:

Neighborhood Location Time All Carlmont Village Shopping Center 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sterling Downs Alexander Park 6 - 8:30 p.m. Cipriani Semeria Park

6 - 8:30 p.m.

Sunnyslope O'Neill/Broadway
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Hallmark* Waterdog Lake Entrance/Lake Road West End 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Homeview O'Donnell Park 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Carlmont Dr.


2600 block of Carlmont Dr.

Francis Ct.

5:30 - 8: 30 p.m.

5:30-8:30 p.m.

*Organizers in the Hallmark neighborhood are seeking volunteers to help with set up. If you'd like to help out, go to www.BHCIA.org.

Bob Cancilla July 25, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Joan, Thanks for putting this information out in a timely manner. It sounds like an interesting way to get to know some additional people living close to your residence. I will be attending my neighborhood event, which will be held on the 2600 block of Carlmont Drive. I hope to see alot of folks from our neighborhood that evening.
Joan S. Dentler July 25, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Thanks Bob....I, too, will be attending all of the events to take photos and get quotes from residents and public safety officials, so be forewarned.....Patch will be there!


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