Grove Place Weed and Seed and the Virgin Islands Police Department will host a Family Kite Flying day, under the auspices of the National Night Out Initiative, on Aug. 22 at the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Croix campus.
According to the announcement from the VIPD, the Family Kite Flying event will be geared towards youths ranging in age from 3 to 13 years and their parents.
The event will include free kites for participants, a barbecue, and incentives and school supplies as giveaways.
Grove Place Weed and Seed plans to register 50 families, or 150 participants, for the family oriented event.
Founded in March 1981, the National Association of Town Watch is a non-profit crime-prevention organization that develops and promotes crime prevention in communities across the nation. NATW is a network of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and concerned citizens. Through that network, NATW was able to launch the annual National Night Out campaign.
National Night Out is designed to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a sense of community, bringing police and neighbors together in a positive atmosphere.
Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.
Those who want to volunteer to take part in the event or want more information can call Edith Christopher of the Virgin Islands Police Department at 340-773-6393.