National Night Out is a free annual event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.  Come out for live music by Fenix Theory, vendor booths, bounce houses, children’s games, food and more! To sign up for a booth, please click here.

Everyone is also invited to participate in the 5K and 1 mile Fun Run benefiting TX Wind Athletics. Click here for fees, info and registration.

EVENT ATTENDANCE: Average attendance is 4,000 – 5,000 people.

EVENT PURPOSE: This free event is to stress the importance of having the community work together in crime prevention efforts, and that cooperation is paying off! Hewitt was recognized as being the 9th safest city in Texas in 2015.

Host a Block Party!

HOW DO I PLAN A BLOCK PARTY? Solicit help from your neighbors/colleges and form a committee. You will find that as a group, you will be able to generate some great ideas for your Block Party. Having a Block Captain may make things smoother & easier to organize with direction as well as helping put your committee together.

As the Committee Chairperson or Block Captain, assign tasks to your committee members. Examples of tasks might include: o Selecting an event location (clubhouse, business, private home, cul‐ de‐sac, vacant lot, youth center, church, etc. – MUST BE IN HEWITT, TX) o Advertising your event (flyers, newsletters, public meetings) o Refreshments/Food (see below for examples) o Setup and cleanup o Entertainment/Activities (see below for examples)

Plan a follow‐up meeting to discuss your communities’ progress.

Register your block party or event with the police department- if you haven’t already. (Contact Caz Muske – [email protected]/254- 666-6272)

Talk up your event with your neighbors, homeowners/civic association, local businesses, places of worship and friends.

REMEMBER: Pick a crime theme for your Block Party! The Hewitt Fire & Police Departments will Block Party hop & judge not only the party, but the best theme. Block Party Winners will receive a plaque to display in their neighborhood or business. Examples of themes: o ‘Cleaning up Crime’- cleaning products displayed o ‘Washing Away Crime’ – laundry detergent/washing machine displayed o ‘Erasing Crime’ – school erasers, white board erasers displayed

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES/ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES Cookout Parade Jump Rope Contest Hula Hoop Contest Barbecue Dance Floor Volleyball Scavenger Hunt Take lots of pictures Karaoke Music and DJ Dunk Tank Movies Photo Contest Funniest Hat Contest Live Music Horseshoes Beanbag Toss

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES/ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUTH

Arts: coloring contest, chalk art, face painting, make a mural or banner

Games: board games, 3-legged race, Football, baseball, basketball. Street hockey , roller blade, jump rope, sack races, water balloons, Frisbee competition, piñata, skits • Safety: Bike Safety, child ID Kits

Other: Bike parade, pony rides, youth parade with a theme, bubbles, magic show, sing-alongs, clowns SUGGESTED FOOD

Simple Refreshments: watermelon, lemonade and cookies, coffee, tea and dessert, ice cream cones, make your own sundaes, pretzels and chips, soda, iced tea, punch or fruit and cheese plates

Cookout: Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, corn on the cob, salads

Bring something: Pizza, potluck

Contact: Caz Muske Parks and Media Coordinator 254-296-5698 [email protected]

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2017 NNO SPONSORS!

2017 SPONSORSHIPS

Entertainment Sponsor

$650 

Receive large logo recognition on:
•Chamber e-bulletin, HewittChamber.com and CityofHewitt.com
•Social Media Networks for Chamber, City and Hewitt PD
•Event Flyer
•Name recognition before band begins via PA system & 2 minutes speaking time
•Company banner display opportunities on stage and gate entrance (sponsor provides)

T-Shirt Sponsor

$275 – Sponsored by HEB and Orangetheory Fitness Waco (3 remaining)

Receive logo name recognition on:
•Chamber e-bulletin, HewittChamber.com and CityofHewitt.com
•Social Media Networks for Chamber, City and Hewitt PD
•Event Flyer
•Logo on shirt

Golf Cart Sponsor

$250 – Sponsored by Woody’s Wrecker Service

Receives name recognition on:
•Chamber e-bulletin, HewittChamber.com and CityofHewitt.com
•Social Media Networks
•Event Flyer
•Signage on cart

Sunglasses Sponsor

$225 – Sponsored by POINTWESTBank (3 remaining)

Receive logo recognition on:
•Chamber e-bulletin, HewittChamber.com and CityofHewitt.com
•Social Media Networks for Chamber, City and Hewitt PD
•Event Flyer
•Sunglasses

Koozie Sponsor

$150 – 4 Available, 2 remaining (Sponsored by Vanessa’s Boutique, Joe’s Starter and Generator Shop and MarathonNorco Aerospace)

Receive name recognition on:
•Chamber e-bulletin, HewittChamber.com and CityofHewitt.com
•Social Media Networks
•Event Flyer
•Logo on koozies

Kids Tattoo Sponsor

$100 – 5 Available

Receive name recognition on:
•Chamber e-bulletin, HewittChamber.com and CityofHewitt.com
•Social Media Networks
•Event Flyer

PAST EVENTS

Click the links to see photos of Hewitt’s past National Night Out events: