Sandy Springs teams up with Target for the 27th annual National Night Out

The City of Sandy Springs and Target have teamed up for the 27th Annual National Night Out (NNO) in an effort to create a safer and healthier community. A children’s (ages 14 and younger) celebration will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hammond Park, 705 Hammond Drive.

The event will include car safety seat checks; information on how to sign up for or start a Neighborhood Watch program; the Fire Safety House, which provides a hands-on learning environment; fire trucks and police cars; meeting police officers and firefighters; and information on how to be safe in an emergency.

The nationwide event involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 11,000 communities in all 50 states. Target gives away 5 percent of its income to communities every week, which is more than $3 million per week. This year’s local sponsors include: Publix, FastSigns, Pig-n-Chick and Kroger.

If you would like more information on the City of Sandy Springs or this event, call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600

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