Rosemount will celebrate strong neighborhoods and the community working together on the evening of Tuesday, August 7 for Night to Unite. And there’s still time to organize your own neighborhood’s block party to join the fight against crime.
On Night to Unite, residents across Minnesota are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors. Many neighborhoods throughout the City will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from Police, Fire, and local officials, contests, and youth activities.
Connections that are made and strengthened through Night to Unite carry beyond one evening. Close-knit neighborhoods are safer because neighbors look out for each other and know when something suspicious is occurring. It’s the perfect way to build a safer community. Last year 44 parties were held in Rosemount and there’s room for more.
Police, Fire, and other City representatives will visit registered block parties between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. They will also collect personal hygiene products to assist Dakota County families in need. Items needed include toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant. Night to Unite is sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, AAA of MN/Iowa, and local law enforcement.
If you would like to organize a Night to Unite celebration in your neighborhood, please contact the Rosemount Police Department at (651) 322-3137 or visit the webpage. Registration is due by July 27.