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Jonesboro Cancels National Night Out, Plans Still On In Bono

AUGUST 1, 2005 - Posted at 4:47 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - Residents in many communities across Arkansas plan to gather with police and firefighters Tuesday night for the yearly National Night Out celebration.

Police and fire officials say they hope the evening will encourage neighbors to report crime and work to prevent it.  Meanwhile, KAIT learned today Jonesboro officials have canceled this year's National Night Out festivities.  COPPS Chairperson Judy Furr cited a lack of interest from local media outlets.

However, National Night Out festivities will go on as scheduled in Bono, and KAIT forecaster Ron Smiley will offer live weather reports from the event in Tuesday evening's 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.  Activities in Bono will begin at 6 p.m., and will be held at the Bono Fire Department and Senior Center.

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and started in 1984 as a way to strengthen participation in neighborhood crime-prevention programs.

 

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