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Rainy end for Shreveport-Bossier Night Out

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Shreveport kicked off the city's Night Out at Union Masonic Temple, but less than two hours later rainstorms moved through the area and derailed many of the annual block parties.

Before thunder rolled, attendees at the Hearne St. soiree had their own playlist pumping through loud speakers while hotdog and hamburgers cooked on the grill and kids played in the bounce-house.

Mayor Cedric Glover started at the temple with plans to visit other parties. He says the most he's visited on one night is twelve events, but Tuesday there were more than a hundred block parties in the works.

Glover says it's important for Shreveport citizens to know their neighbors and trust their civil servants.

"Without that partnership, we don't have the chance to make an effective partnership against that small element within this community that will look to do those kinds of things whether it be committing crimes, breaking into homes, whatever," Glover says.

Across the river, Bossier City officials called the event for rain around 7:40. City spokesperson Mark Natale said lightening was a safety concern, but the event will be back next year.

For information on creating a neighborhood watch, visit the websites below:

Bossier City Police - Community Relations/Crime Prevention

Shreveport Police - Neighborhood Watch Program

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