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National Night Out is Tuesday 2018

The Las Cruces police and fire departments are hosting Tuesday evening’s National Night Out on Main Street Downtown.

National Night Out will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, along Main Street in downtown Las Cruces. The event is free and open to the public. Parking can be found in the lots surrounding Main Street Downtown and at City Hall.

National Night Out gives residents an evening to meet neighbors and area first responders. It’s kid-friendly with many giveaways and one-on-one interaction with first responders and organizations from throughout southern New Mexico. Some of the participants will provide free food and drinks including pizza, popcorn and shaved ice.

More than 60 agencies, first responders, organizations and businesses are expected to take part in this year’s National Night Out.

Amongst the various activities planned for National Night Out the Las Cruces Police Department will host a free Ident-A-Child, and Codes Enforcement personnel will have a bicycle rodeo for youngsters. Mounted patrol units typically show their horses and allow parents to take pictures with their children.