(Rising Sun, Ind.) - Rising Sun and Ohio County residents show their opposition to crime in their community by turning on their porch lights Tuesday night.
The 30th Annual National Night Out Against Crime is an annual event designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighbors to build stronger relationships with each other and local law enforcement. More than 15,000 communities across the country participate in the event each year, most of them on the official National Night Out, Tuesday, August 6.
The Rising Sun National Night Out party takes place at the city pool from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be swimming, a cook out, and a recognition ceremony for local first responders. The event is free of cost.
Whether you are an Ohio County or Rising Sun resident going to the party or not, you are asked to turn on your porch light to show that you stand against local crime.
Batesville held it's National Night Out at their city pool Monday evening. Aurora Police Department had hosted a National Night Out each of the past few years, but construction of State Road 56 downtown this summer wouldn't allow it.
You can learn more about the National Night Out Against Crime at http://www.natw.org/.