Residents plan 13 Night Out activities


With three more National Night Out parties on the roster this year, Lt. Tony Stone’s looking forward to a busy evening Oct. 3.

Among 13 neighborhood get-togethers on tap Tuesday, there’s a slew of veterans and new hosts to boot.

“I don’t have my list all the way completed yet,” Stone said, ready to add more block parties to the 2017 map before the events get under way next week. “I enjoy doing it.”

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, spearheaded locally by KPD, to heighten awareness of crime- and drug-prevention initiatives. Local police officers, firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and other emergency responders will make the rounds of the various neighborhood parties that night.

“The most enjoyable part is going around and visiting everybody and making friends with those people who we serve.” Granted, the multi-soiree smorgasbord doesn’t hurt. There’s gumbo on the menu at one party, Stone said, brisket at another.

At least one host is spreading the word about fajitas and a taco bar aims to lure neighbors to another event. Then, of course, there are the staples: hot dogs, cookies, cakes, pies, chips, salsa and more. Whatever the neighborhood sets out.

“Some are just straight up doing a potluck. Bring your favorite and come on,” Stone said. “Everybody’s kind of doing something different than they did last year. It’s just neat what everybody’s doing.”

Most parties are set for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., spread throughout the community – in both Gregg and Rusk County – for the 34th year of the nationwide event (which, for most of the country, takes place in August; Texas beats the heat with a later date). To learn more about the event or to register a block party, contact Stone at 903-983-1559.


Kilgore Police Department National Night Out October 3, 2017



Hosts: Monica Zavala

Address: 501 Leach St  

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Hosts: Ray Miller

Address: #5 Rim Road

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Hosts: Ron and Angela Burch

Address: 420 Highland

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Hosts: Milton & Lisa Frazier

Address: 2604 Ridgecrest

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Hosts: Daniel Gantt & Terry Linder

Address: 601 Beckley

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Hosts: BJ & Martha Clark & James Draper

Address: 501 Higginbotham Rd.

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Hosts: Dale & Laura Hedrick, Brandon & Jennifer McKay, Benton & Donna Custer, David Lewis

Address: 2411 Ivy St.

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.



Hosts: William Smylie, Jimmy & Debbie Ott, Mark & Wendy Bass

Address: 630 Town Oaks 

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Hosts: Mike & Susan Sechrist, Greg & Cheryl Caraway, Jennifer Payne

Address: Boone St. 

(Between Andrews and Kay St)

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Lawana Williams & John Carnett

Address: 3105 Mimosa Lane

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



David & Geri Barrett

Address: 3403 Rockbrook

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Host: New Hope Baptist Church

Organizer: Bridget Hunt

Address: 3529 CR 292 E

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Host: Danville Methodist Church

Organizer: Pastor Don Nichols

Address: 2095 Danville Road

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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