Public servants party with public during National Night Out
By Lindsay Starr Platt
The Belton Journal
The Belton Police Department and city officials once again participated in the National Night Out celebrations Tuesday night. Officers, volunteers and officials visited a record 23 block parties, including the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Grand Avenue Theater (pictured), to spread awareness and good will among citizens.
The community of Red Rock Hills Home Owners Association in Belton was one the many neighborhoods that participated in National Night Out on Tuesday night. Red Rock Hills has about 170 homes in its community, and for National Night Out about 150 residents showed up to help support crime awareness and to meet fellow neighbors.
The Belton Police Department had many officers and CHIP volunteers helping residents get their children fingerprinted and to sign up for the Neighborhood Watch Program. Red Rock Hills held their block party at the community pool and provided barbecue, desserts and refreshments. Residents conversed and their children played with each other and participated in games led by the Belton Police Department.