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Updated: 08/15/2013 08:00:38AM

National Night Out stresses Crime Watch

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Highlands County Sheriff's Office Cheif Mark Deputy Schrader, was joined by Major Booker Johnson and K-9 Deputy Mark Parker. The trio donned plastic gloves to serve hot dogs and snacks.

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Spring Lake residents take an interest in hot dogs on the grill at the annual National Night Out celebration.

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Residents of Tropical Habor supplemented hot dog with loads of covered dish offerings at National Night Out.

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This youngster took a break from a pick-up basketball game to enjoy a hot dog at National Night Out at Leisure Lakes. The event was in the community fire house.

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Luis Del Valle helped serve hot dogs when National Night Out was observed at Leisure Lakes.

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Residents were attentive as deputies offered crime prevention tips at Tanglewood. There was an opportunity for homeowners to ask questions following the presentation.

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Area residents in six communities in Highlands County had an opportunity last week to meet with deputies and investigators from the sheriff’s department while visiting with neighbors and friends during National Night Out.

The annual event is also known as “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” It was founded in 1984 as a way to promote involvement in crime prevention activities and to promote Neighborhood Watch programs.

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