Join neighbors across Apple Valley Aug. 6, for the 11th annual Night to Unite in Apple Valley. Sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association and the Apple Valley Police Department, Night to Unite is aimed at celebrating and strengthening neighborhood and community partnerships.
Night to Unite is designed to for people to get to know one another in their neighborhood; build neighborhood involvement by bringing police and communities together; and bring awareness to crime prevention and local law enforcement efforts.
Neighborhoods are encouraged to organize a gathering with their neighbors in support of Night to Unite. Crime prevention information and goodies will be supplied to each neighborhood party in addition to visits from the Apple Valley police or fire departments. This year the city is hosting a school supply drive to benefit students in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District and a food drive in support of The Open Door Pantry located in Apple Valley.
Apple Valley Business Watch will again be hosting its annual Business Watch Picnic in support of Night to Unite at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 6 in Kelley Park. Apple Valley Business Watch is a nonprofit organization aimed at providing training and crime prevention information to Apple Valley businesses. The Dawg House food truck will be present serving up specialty hot dogs and walking tacos for purchase. Culvers will be handing out free frozen custard and there will be a raffle and event sponsors set up as well. The first 100 in attendance will receive a free goody bag. This event is open to the public.
For more information pertaining to Night to Unite or how to get involved, contact Pam Walter, Night to Unite coordinator at 952-953-2706 or visit www.cityofapplevalley.org/police.