National Night Out returns, promotes safety in C-Y

by Kristen Schebler

National Night Out will fall on Tuesday, Aug. 5 this year and the Cooper-Young Community Association wants your block to be a part of the action.

The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, neighborhood watch and other anti-crime efforts. It is also a great way to meet your neighbors and be aware of what is going on on your street and neighborhood, in addition to reconnecting with old neighbors, welcome newcomers on your block, and promote an overall safer and active community.

In Cooper-Young, this event is typically organized by the Cooper-Young neighborhood block captains and our local police department. These events can be as simple as inviting your neighbors over or having a backyard cookout.

This year, the first 20 block clubs who register with the Cooper-Young Community Association by emailing Liz Royer  at before August 1 will be eligible for up to $50 reimbursement for food and supplies (anything but alcohol – receipts required). Registered block club parties will also receive a goodie bag full of gifts.

Interested in attending a block party but not sure where to go?  You can also email Liz Royer at to find out who is hosting in your area.  We’ll have drawings for special Cooper-Young prizes including a lovely print of our 4-Miler run, colorful neighborhood maps, our CY history book, and a number of t-shirts from past events!  So come on out Tuesday, August 5th, and have a great time!


Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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