Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tues, Aug 2 - East Nashville Night Out Against Crime

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011, 5:00 PM

East Nashville has planned a free, fun-filled and informative event to celebrate "National Night Out" on August 2, 2011.

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, neighbors will gather on the lawn at Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206 to hang out, enjoy free food, live music, and put a positive face on East Nashville.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

"The first 300 attendees to visit the welcome booth will return home with goody bags filled with crime prevention and safety tips, Smart 9-1-1 information, and a contact sheet explaining how to reach various Metro departments," says Gracie Vandiver, co-chair of Eastwood Neighbors' Crime and Safety Committee.

At the welcome booth, "prize drawing cards" will also be available to the first 300 visitors. Visit sponsor and informational booths, collect at least ten signatures from booth representatives, turn in your signed card, and be entered for a prize drawing! Among the prizes are gift cards from Watanabe Sushi & Asian Cuisine, Silly Goose, Wild Cow, Rosepepper, Wags & Whiskers Self-Serve Dog Wash, Calypso Cafe, the Green Wagon, Pied Piper Creamery, and social media coaching from Mother Knows Best Media!

East Nashville's Night Out Against Crime is organized by the Lockeland Springs and Eastwood Neighborhood Associations.

US Bank is excited to be our main event Platinum Sponsor!

Gold Sponsors are NCA Alarms, P.E.S.T., Inc., Dave Rich for District 6, Hans Schmidt - Hans For Nashville, and Peter Westerholm for District 6; Silver Sponsors include Mother Knows Best Media, Delgado Guitars, Cheveallier Design Studio, and Nashville Amp Show, and Yelp; Bronze Sponsors are Pied Piper Creamery and Barbara Brown - Independent Assoc., Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.

Visit informational booths and learn about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Stand For Children, Park Center, Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Urban Green Lab, The Key Alliance, Edgefield Baptist Church, MOMs Clubs, and more. Eastwood, Lockeland Springs, the newly-formed Rosebank, and Greenwood Neighborhood Associations will all have representatives on hand.

The evening's musical lineup includes Peter Cooper and Eric Brace (5:00 pm), Rick Caballo (6:00 pm), Mare Wakefield (7:00 pm), and Jon Byrd with Byrd's Auto Parts (8:00 pm). Prizes donated by East Nashville restaurants and merchants will be given out between musical acts and Rediscover East will share news about The Next 100 Years project.

Crime prevention yard signs will be available for purchase ($10 each) through Eastwood Neighbors. Pied Piper Creamery will be selling $2 ice cream scoops. And Eastland Cafe is donating delicious food for your sampling pleasure!

There are special activities (TWO bounce houses!) planned just for children. Plus, the Davidson County Sheriff's Department is offering fingerprinting from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to allow parents to bring home a set of their child's prints.

To learn more, please visit And while you're there, show your support by clicking "like."