National Night Out 2020, rescheduled to Tuesday, October 6, will be unique this year. The Hopkins Police Department is not encouraging social gatherings, and will not be hosting a large in-person kick-off event or visiting any neighborhoods this year. Instead, the department is asking neighborhood coordinators to encourage individual families and neighbors to “do something good” for the community on October 6 and report back on social media with the hashtag #HopkinsUnited. This could be a park or neighborhood clean-up, volunteering to help a local non-profit or anything that supports the community. The police department is asking neighborhood coordinators to have individual families register their activities online to share what creative ideas they have for “doing good in the neighborhood”. The most creative effort will win a prize!
Chief Brent Johnson will also be joining families and neighbors via Facebook Live on October 6 at 6 p.m. with an important community message. More information about National Night Out in Hopkins is available here.