Racine Neighborhood Watch, Inc. has received an award -- its 18th since 1992 -- for the community's participation in the event last August.
A small percentage of the 14,625 communities hosting National Night Out receive this award, which celebrates the 6,000 people who participated in 70 different Racine events.
The evening here began with a salute to Bernice Moore at the kickoff held on her block. Bernice is a longtime board member and NNO event host. At other events, people feasted at cookouts around the city, at parks and community centers, in churchyards and on blocked off streets. Kids clambored onto fire trucks and met law enforcement officers and McGruff. Activities ranged from dancing to face painting to a cake walk to water balloons to walking on stilts.
National Night Out 2010 will be Tuesday, Aug. 3.