National Night Out Kick-Off Party

Everyone is invited to join us for National Night Out on August 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Warren Park. 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 Change of Pace,community booths, bounce houses, children’s games, food and more!

Host a Block Party on Aug. 7

Hewitt residents and businesses are invited to host block parties as part of this year’s National Night Out!  Hosting block parties helps to form relationships within your neighborhood and the community, which makes our city stronger and safer. Groups that register with the City will potentially have visits from Police, Fire and City Council-members. Past block parties in the City have been very creative, ranging from simple neighborhood meetings to large neighborhood dinners with live entertainment. It does not require a large amount of money to make an event a success; many groups have pot-luck events where everyone in the neighborhood brings a favorite dish to share. These five steps will help you in planning your block party!

Questions? Contact Lindsey Bartlett at the Hewitt Police Department at 254.666.6272.

1. Form a Committee

Solicit help from your neighbors 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.

2. Pick a Theme

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: ‘Cleaning up Crime’- cleaning products displayed; ‘Washing Away Crime’ – laundry detergent/washing machine displayed; ‘Erasing Crime’ – school erasers, white board erasers displayed

3. Register your block party by July 20th

• Please complete the 2018 NNO Block Party Form and return to the Hewitt Police Department by Friday, July 20th.
• A “Getting Started” packet will be given to each group that is organizing a block party. This will help you with the how-to’s of hosting a block party.
• Post a National Night Out banner a few days before your event to remind your neighbors to attend (limited quantities for registered groups).
• Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions about NNO or about what resources we might be able to assist with. 254-666-6272 – [email protected]

4. Assign Tasks

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

Kids’ Activity Options — 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

Activities for All Ages — Cookout; Parade; Jump Rope Contest; Hula Hoop Contest; Barbecue; Dance Floor; Volleyball; Scavenger Hunt; Karaoke Music and DJ; Dunk Tank; Movies; Photo Contest; Funniest Hat Contest; Live Music; Horseshoes; Beanbag Toss

Food Options — 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

5. Spread the word & post photos!

Talk up your event with your neighbors, homeowners/civic association, local businesses, places of worship and friends, and remember to take lots of pictures and post to social media!

Community Booths

Please contact Lindsey Bartlett with the Hewitt Police Department for Booth Application at 254-666-6272 or [email protected] The purpose of NNO is to create a fun, inviting crime-prevention atmosphere for the Hewitt community where they can meet their local Public Safety teams at no cost. It is community-building at its finest. Vendor booths are available at no cost. Booths must have crime prevention info, safety info, food/drink and/or an activity. Activities could include but are not limited to: face painting, games, arts & crafts, etc. Sales are prohibited and booths should not capture attendee information for business monetary gains. If you can supply your own tables/chairs that’s great! If you can’t, the City will try to accommodate you. However, tables and chairs are limited in number & are first come first serve based upon submission of registrations.

Event Schedule

3:15 p.m.

Gates open for early bird vendors

4:15 p.m.

Gates open for late bloomer vendors

6:00 p.m.

Event begins!

8:50 p.m.

Drawing for raffle prizes

2018 Sponsorships

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)

4 Remaining (Sponsored by HEB Woodway)

Receive 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

SOLD OUT – 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

3 Remaining (Sponsored by POINTWEST Bank)

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

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

2 Remaining (Sponsored by George’s Restaurant)

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

4 Remaining (Sponsored by Bush’s Chicken – Hewitt Drive)

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

Thank you 2018 Committee!

Lindsey Barlett, Caz Muske, Tanisha Johnson, Adam Miles, Katie Allgood, James Devlin, Tuck Saunders, Lance Bracco, Elke Fehler, Amador Zapata, Alissa Cady, Laura Beaty, Jeffrey Douglas, Ruben Munguia, Stephanie Fenty, Veronica Molina, George Eskew