Community encouraged to get involved, volunteer to host a neighborhood gathering October 3
LA MARQUE, TEXAS (September 6, 2017) - City of La Marque currently has 13 citizens registered to host a block party on National Night Out 2017, which is slated for Tuesday, October 3, and Police Chief Kirk Jackson is looking for more people to step up and host a gathering. National Night Out (NNO) is a national, annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood fellowship. Jackson encourages participation and hopes this will be a banner year for NNO.
“Strong communities are safe communities and it all starts with a friendly hello”, said Chief Jackson. “Citizens looking to engage in their community are encouraged to host a block party. Hosts can open their homes, set it up around the cul-de-sac, meet at a community park or even partner with a local church. Our goal for this year is 20 registered block parties in La Marque.”
Block parties range from simple gatherings all the way up to themed cookouts. Police, Fire, EMS, City Council and City staff create a schedule and attend block parties all over the city
“In year’s past, we’ve sent a group of city officials to every block party,” Jackson said. “We hope to continue that practice but La Marque is growing, and growing fast. We are working on the schedule now so interested parties should get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
The goal of National Night Out to enhance relationships between neighbors and develop a true sense of community. Knowing your neighbors makes neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out also provides an opportunity for citizens to engage with city staff and emergency personnel under positive circumstances. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states on the first Tuesday in August. Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October.
Please save the date for Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and plan to participate. For information, email Chief Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call police dispatch at 409-938-9269.
About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the county with an estimated population of 16,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual concert series and BBQ Cook Off; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned Guinness Book of World Records ranking in 2017. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.
Colleen Merritt, MA, Public Relations Specialist
La Marque Economic Development Corporation
1130 1st Street,
La Marque, TX 77568
(409) 938-9255 Office
(409) 795-0165 Cell