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National Night Out promotes crime prevention awareness

UNDATED (WHTC) -- The 30th annual national night out against crime will be on August 5. The city of Holland will commemorate the occasion with activities in Kollen Park. National Night Out works to heighten crime prevention by having residents leave their porch lights on to show that they support the fight against crime. Martin Miller Community Service Trooper for the Michigan State Police said the night fosters a better relationship between residents and police officers.

“What we’ve seen locally is just a lot more people willing to come up and talk to us as police officers,” Miller said.

To participate in national night out, turn your porch lights on from 7 p.m. until 10 on Tuesday August 5. The family-friendly celebration at Kollen Park is open to all Greater Holland Area residents and starts at 5 p.m. activites at the park include kids games, a pie eating contest, a dunk tank, hot dogs, ice cream, a vintage car show, bingo, and more.  

By: Claire Fodell

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