The Eastside Neighborhood Association in Oceanside is hosting their second annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010, with lots of fun activities starting at 5:30 p.m. and once again a movie night at Joe Balderrama Park at 709 San Diego Street, in Oceanside, CA. The activities will include affordable food vendors; face panting; and resource tables from local crime, gang, drug, and alcohol and tobacco prevention organizations. Parents can also ensure the safety of their children by obtaining an identification card with their child’s picture and fingerprints provided by the Kiwanis Club. A family friendly movie will begin at dusk. All activities are FREE!
The now popular National Night Out has been celebrated for decades in many communities across America on the first Tuesday in August as a symbol to fight against crime. The Eastside Neighborhood Association (ENA) in Oceanside has taken this event very seriously and uses it to promote a safe environment free of crime, alcohol and drugs. “We are trying to motivate residents to become involved with their community and help them understand that their involvement is important and they can make a positive difference in our community,” said Maria Russell, president of the Association.