National Night Out events planned

National Night Out 2012 kicks off in Marquette County Friday, with the first of several events designed to bring neighbors together and fight crime.  Lake Superior Village in Marquette will host a party, beginning at 5 p.m.  (List of Marquette County National Night Out events is posted below.)

National Night Out is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for local anticrime efforts; and send a message to criminals to let them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency service workers also take an active role by visiting the parties and answering home security and general safety questions.

Registered Party List

Friday, Aug. 3 –

LSV Youth and Family Center, Marquette, 5 to 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 4 –

Marquette Township, Lions Field, 11 to 1:30 p.m.

West Ave. (Fair to Center Street), Marquette, 5 to 10 p.m.


Monday, Aug. 6 –

Grace United Methodist Church, Marquette, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ishpeming Township Fire Department, 6 to 8 p.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 7 –

Norlite Nursing Center, Marquette, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Marquette Police Department, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

300 Block East Prospect, Marquette, 5 p.m.

Harlow Farms (Horizon Dr. & Windcrest), Marquette, 6 to 9 p.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 8 –

Negaunee Senior Center 4 to 6 p.m.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marquette, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

100 Block W. Kaye Avenue, Marquette, 6 to 10 p.m.


Thursday, Aug. 9-

Michigamme Township, 6 to 8 p.m.

Republic National Night Out Picnic, 6:30 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 10-

1300 Block of Kimber Ave., Marquette, 5 to 9 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 18-

Silver Creek Church, Harvey, 12 to 3 p.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 21 –

Forsyth Senior Center, Gwinn Clubhouse, 5 to 7 p.m.

Those interested in hosting a party can call the Triad office at 485-1782 for more information.