Uptown residents take to the parks for National Night Out Against Crime

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Lawrence Di Bella enjoys pizza and soda while his sister, Lawren Di Bella, takes photos during the National Night Out Against Crime event at Palmer Park Tuesday evening. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Smashing Blond performs at Palmer Park, where a number of Carrollton community groups collaborated for a joint anti-crime event. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Ezra Shirtcliff, 9, sells cookies for Carrollton Area Network to support the local police and fire department. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Children line up to pet police patrol horses at Palmer Park on Night Out Against Crime. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Corbin Covher shows his puppy, Blondie, to children at the National Night Out event at Laurence Square, organized jointly by Bouligny Improvement Association and the Faubourg Marengo Neighborhood Association. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Becky Batchelor helps sisters Cassandra Williams and Destiny Williams create maracas, magnets and other crafts at Laurence Square. Batchelor, who lives close by the park, decided to have an arts and crafts table for children to enjoy at the Night Out Against Crime. " I wanted the kids to have something fun to do," said Batchelor, who used old Mardi Gras beads for many of the crafts. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Ramblin Letters (www.ramblinletters.org) perform bluegrass at sunset at Laurence Square. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees in Laurence Square listen to raffle drawings at the close of the evening. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

2 thoughts on “Uptown residents take to the parks for National Night Out Against Crime

  1. can you share the photos you took at Palmer Park for us to use on our FaceBook. Alternatively, can you post your photos in the Carrollton Area Night out Facebook page. Please let me know by emailing me a response.
    Thanks for the good work.

  2. That’s so beautiful, white-folks and police together, showing amerikkka that New Orleans is not a racist city, and that we could all get along, just look at the success of this event. Oh, that’s so inspiring. Makes me want to puke!!

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