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Yakima Families Join the National Night Out Campaign

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YAKIMA, Wash.- With all the recent shootings in Yakima, crime is on everyone's mind and timing for the National Night Out campaign couldn't be better.

Crowds poured into Miller Park in Yakima Tuesday afternoon, to take part in the national Night Out Campaign. This night is aimed at getting neighbors to meet one another and talk about community concerns, like drug and crime prevention and overall neighborhood safety awareness. One neighbor says she thinks campaigns like this one make a big difference. 

"I think it's always important when you have the community coming together and have neighbors meeting each other, it helps prevent more crime from happening and happening unnoticed," said Yakima resident Dawn King.

Police officers and teen volunteers from the Yakima Police Athletic League organized this event and set up the different booths. Over 150 people participated this year.