Area residents celebrated the 30th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The event began as a way to increase crime prevention awareness and strengthen police-community partnerships. Over time, it has also evolved into a time of fun-filled community gatherings. The Humble Police Department, through its Community Service Division, held a National Night Out (NNO) event in the parking lot between the police department and the Chamber of Commerce. Members of the local police and fire departments and volunteers were on hand to hand out free hot dogs, lemonade, and cupcakes. The event also included face painting and a moonwalk for kids, a dunk tank featuring various members of Humble’s finest men in blue taking the plunge, and child fingerprinting. McGruff, the crime fighting dog was on hand for photos. Officers from the Humble Police Department also visited area communities and neighborhoods on an antique fire truck. Representatives from Precinct 4 were also out visiting local residents and attended gatherings in several different subdivisions in Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood and Spring to share crime prevention tips. Cutline: Volunteer Shannon Magee paints Humble resident Anais Watson, 4.

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