RACINE — The Racine community is invited to kick off National Night Out , America’s night out against crime and drugs, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the 1500 block of North Wisconsin Avenue between Kewaunee and St. Patrick streets.

Members from state and local government, public safety officials, Racine Neighborhood Watch representatives, and McGruff the Crime Dog will announce the official start of community-wide, National Night Out festivities.

The fourth annual tri-church event with St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. John Lutheran Church and New Life Christian Fellowship church will be held in conjunction with the kickoff event. Activities will include music, children's games, face painting, church tours, fire and police vehicles and raffle prizes. Free food and beverages will be served.

Racine Neighborhood Watch is coordinating National Night Out events and activities in the Racine community for the 26th year. It is a long-standing, summertime tradition embraced by nearly 7,000 residents. Registered National Night Out celebrations number more than 60 and include block parties, cookouts, carnivals and movie nights with visits from police, fire, sheriff and McGruff.

National Night Out encourages neighbors to “give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party,” turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and come outside, celebrate neighborhood camaraderie and take a unified stand against crime. National Night Out promotes community-police partnerships and crime prevention, demonstrates neighborhood strength, and encourages on-going and positive communication.

For more information, contact Racine Neighborhood Watch at 262-637-5711 or email susan@racinenw.com.


  • Occurred Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 @ 4:00 pm


1500 block of North Wisconsin Street

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