Community member connect at National Night Out in Hawthorne. (Courtesy photo)

On Tuesday, August 1, the City of Hawthorne hosted a vibrant and engaging National Night Out event at Memorial Park. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., residents, local businesses, schools, and community organizations gathered to celebrate this annual tradition that fosters police-community partnerships and cultivates a stronger sense of neighborhood camaraderie.

National Night Out is a coast-to-coast initiative aimed at revitalizing neighborhood bonds, enhancing relationships between law enforcement and residents, and bolstering community spirit.

Community members hard at work at the NNO engineering booth. (Courtesy photo)

The City of Hawthorne invited various neighborhood associations, local businesses, schools, and community-based organizations to participate in the event. The collaborative effort was evident in the diverse range of booths and activities available at Memorial Park. Local businesses like El Tarasco on Imperial Highway, Costco, Target, and Home Depot graciously provided food, drinks, and children’s crafts.
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The Hawthorne Police and ç departments also stepped up to the plate, offering a delightful array of food and entertainment options for families, including an assortment of games and inflatable bouncers.

Hawthorne’s National Night Out also hosted an array of informational and interactive booths. Organizations such as LA Early Head Start, South Bay Cities Council of Governments, Hawthorne School District, New Star Family Center, and the Fair Housing Foundation connected with community members and spread the word about local resources.

Young people enjoy the bounce houses at National Night Out. (Courtesy photo)

Families also got in on the fun and were treated to a variety of activities, ranging from coloring stations to game tables to engineering-themed stations. These activities added an educational dimension to the festivities, resonating with attendees of all ages.

“The success of the City of Hawthorne’s National Night Out event is a testament to our City’s dedication to fostering strong relationships among residents, businesses, and law enforcement,” said City Manager Vontray Norris. “The event’s inclusive and engaging atmosphere celebrated the spirit that makes Hawthorne a truly remarkable community.”

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