Over 60 block parties to be held in McKinney on Aug. 6 to celebrate National Night Out

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This year’s National Night Out will be the biggest one yet, McKinney Police Chief Greg Conley said during an Aug. 5 City Council meeting.

NNO is a citywide event in which neighborhoods throughout McKinney host block parties as a way to mingle with public safety personnel from McKinney’s Police and Fire departments.

NNO is a way to increase neighborhood spirit, improve police-community partnerships and keep the community safe, according to the city.

Over 60 block parties will take place in McKinney on Aug. 6, and 55 officers as well as firefighters will be visiting these parties throughout the night to meet with residents, Conley said at the meeting.

The Community Food Pantry of McKinney has partnered with NNO and will be at block parties accepting donations of canned and prepackaged fruit. There will also be a superhero photo contest, so attendees are encouraged to dress in their best superhero costumes.

Talk to your neighborhood crime watch captain to learn about events in your neighborhood or visit the Police Department’s Facebook page for more information.

If your neighborhood does not have a crime watch captain, visit www.mckinneytexas.org/nno to find out how to get one.

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Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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