Over 3 dozen neighborhoods, churches and organizations will be teaming up with the City of Sanford to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday August 7. NNO is a community police partnership program that helps to generate support for anti-crime programs, heighten crime prevention awareness, encourage neighborhood spirit and strength bonds among residents and local police officers, first responders and city officials.
Among the many highlights on this year’s calendar is the 2nd Annual Cone With A Cop, taking place at the Sanford Dairy Queen at 2831 South Horner Boulevard. The Sanford Police Department’s Community Police Unit will be on hand from 10am to 3pm to enjoy ice cream, coloring and other events with children from throughout the community. Click here for a full list of participating Sanford NNO neighborhoods and special activities that will take place throughout the city.
It’s fair to consider the annual observance of National Night Out as a “national holiday” in Sanford, where the city has earned national recognition for its massive level of involvement. Each year on the first Tuesday in August, thousands of citizens and organizations come together to support safety officials & neighbors and make new friends. In 2017, Sanford placed first nationally in its city size for its level of participation.
Sanford Mayor Chet Mann notes, “Sanford shines during National Night Out because we are a loving, caring community of people who like to live, work, and play together – and who look out for one another. So many of our citizens and staff work so hard and really enjoy putting on this event.”