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National Night Out chalked up as a success

More than 380 people registered to host a National Night Out party in August this year—a new record for Bloomington Police’s 36th annual National Night Out event. Each year, thousands of residents gather and enjoy a summer evening with neighbors, good food and information about keeping their communities safe. 

Bloomington Police and Fire visited nearly every registered gathering. 

“We feel lucky to live in a friendly and active neighborhood. Together we can look out for each other and keep our neighborhood safe,” said Bloomington resident and neighborhood watch block captain Nancy Amundson.

More than 100 residents also entered the new chalk drawing contest. See photo above. Winners will be announced for the most creative piece, best overall and most representative of National Night Out. For more information, visit or call Crime Prevention Coordinator Katie Chase at 952-563-8808.