United Way of Northwest Louisiana will host its fourth annual National Night Out Block party. The party will be held at the United Way satellite office in Minden known as the Webster-Bienville-Claiborne Center (WBC) on Tuesday Oct. 10 from 5 – 7pm.
In 2016, the WBC served 150 people during National Night Out. This year, United Way has prepared for a crowd of 200 people. This block party will include food, games and activities for children, as well as up to 20 different community resource vendors. Vendors include David Raines Community Health Center who will offer free blood pressure checks, Probation and Parole will have ink fingerprinting and Walgreens will have free flu-shots available.
Children can look forward to two bounce houses, a clown creating balloon animals, face-painting from the Young Women’s Service Club plus interactive games and music. There will also be door prizes and other giveaways.
National Night Out is a community effort designed to heighten awareness for drug and crime prevention, strengthen neighborhood and police relationships and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods will not tolerate crime.