The City of Clinton’s Police and Fire Departments, Mayor Phil Fisher, and the Board of Aldermen/Alderwoman will be participating in Neighborhood Night Out festivities on Tuesday, October 2. Over the past few years, the annual event has grown in participation by neighborhoods and first responders.
Clinton’s Neighborhood Night Out (NNO) is an annual event designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners.
Once again, the City of Clinton’s Communications Department is requesting information from neighborhoods and groups hosting events this year, so that elected officials and first responders may attend the events.
It is not necessary for neighborhoods wishing to participate to be organized into official Homeowners Associations. All residents of Clinton are encouraged to organize a NNO party with just a few neighbors or an entire block.
Throughout the evening, NNO parties will be attended by City administration, police and fire staff to share updates and tips on building a safer and stronger neighborhood.
Participating organizations, groups and neighborhoods are encouraged to share their plans with the City of Clinton by completing the information form on the City website at www.clintonms.org/NNO or by calling the City’s Communication Department at 601-924-5474.
“Our goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back,” said Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman.
Following a brief Board of Alderman meeting at 5:30p, Mayor Fisher and the aldermen, with the support of Clinton police, will disperse throughout Clinton to visit neighborhood parties, encouraging continued partnership with the City to fight crime.
Parents of preschool age children can learn more about kindergarten at a series of Parent Academy meetings this school year.
The six workshops will be held from 5:45 – 7 p.m. at Clinton Park Elementary School on Arrow Drive, and are free to attend. The program is offered through a grant from the Barksdale Reading Institute.
“Parents will learn tips and strategies to prepare their children for success in kindergarten,” said Clinton Park Principal Kelli Pope.
Topics covered include literacy, math and general development. Workshops include simple, daily things that parents can do with their children to help them prepare for kindergarten and to be in a classroom setting.
All materials will be provided at no cost, and childcare and snacks will be provided for children ages 3-10.
“All participants will be entered to win a door prize at each session,” Pope said. “
For more information or to register, contact Clinton Park Elementary at 601-924-5205 or email pope at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Academy events will be held from 5:45 – 7 p.m. on the following dates:
St. Mark Church, 1638 Clinton-Raymond Rd., Clinton, will celebrate Pastor Willis Washington, Jr.’s 19th Year Anniversary at St. Mark on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited! For more information, please call (601) 813-8704.
Location: Morrison Heights Baptist Church at 3000 Hampstead Blvd, Clinton
Sponsored by Morrison Heights Baptist Church
Cost: Admission is free (food available for purchase)
Description: Fun for kids and families! Fall Harvest will feature games, hay rides, inflatables, live music and a wide variety of food offerings from eight local food trucks. And free candy for the kids!