National Night Out

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Neighborhoods across Natchitoches celebrated National Night Out (NNO) Oct 4. with food, entertainment and opportunities to meet their public servants. NNO is a yearly event that strengthens the bonds between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Neighborhood residents Greg Sarpy and Brenda Sarpy spearheaded their neighborhood’s block party as part of a community led National Night Out celebration. From left: Collins Coutee, Catherine Coutee, Greg Sarpy, Brenda Sarpy, Sandra Brew, Dorothy Simmons, Vanessa Monroe, Jennifer Rachal, Jaiden Howard, Helen Obioha and Betty Sawyer-Smith


Kensley Garner tosses a balloon high into the air during a National Night Out block party on Melrose Avenue Oct. 4.
Photos by Nathan Wilson