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Party locations set for National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday

Party locations set for National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday

The list of official “block party” locations in Lafourche Parish for the 33rd Annual National Night Out Against Crime this Tuesday, August 2, has been announced.

Each party will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. and will feature food, fun, and games.

The annual National Night Out Against Crime parade will take place in the Raceland area, beginning at the U.S. Hwy. 90 Fire Station and continuing throughout the streets of the Sugar Land Subdivision.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will also be visiting each location to speak with area residents about neighborhood concerns.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will be providing food at each of the block party sites. Additionally, Explorers from POST 323 will be present at many of the block party locations offering free child fingerprinting and DNA swabbing to help enhance personal safety in Lafourche Parish.

Each block party will be unique and offer various activities for children and adults.

Below is a list of block party locations around Lafourche Parish, as well as contact information for each party:

- NAACP at Rev. Lloyd Wallace Community Center, (3603 Hwy. 308, Raceland); contact Burnell Tolbert at (985) 713-4250.

- 329 Aspen Dr., Raceland, (access via Elm Dr. off LA Hwy. 1); contact Cory Detillier at (985) 537-5337.

- Sugar Land Subdivision, (144 Twin Oaks Dr., Raceland); for party, contact Rose Sampey at (985) 537-5667; for parade, contact Danny Mayet at (985) 637-2166 or (985) 537-6562.

- Vacherie-Gheens Community Center, (1783 Hwy. 654, Gheens); contact Adam Chauvin at (985) 226-9635.

- Greater New Fountain Baptist Church, (233 East 12th St., Lockport); contact Brett Gabriel at (985) 217-2406.

- 202 Chateau Dr., Lockport; Contact Jerry Knight at (985) 856-8072.

- 14973 East Main St., Cut Off, (corner of Hwy. 308 and East 47th St.); contact Andy and Sue Galliano at (504) 915-0447.

- 371 East 74th St., Cut Off; contact Albert and Rainey Blanchard at (985) 309-2000.

- Golden Meadow Town Hall, (107 Jervis Dr., Golden Meadow); contact Jamie Liner at (985) 475-7942.

Additionally, the Town of Lockport is hosting its own block party at the Holy Savior Ball Park at 6 p.m., which will include hotdogs and popcorn, refreshments, and a family movie.

The Lockport Volunteer Fire Dept. will cook fresh kettle corn while Rock Lafourche and Geaux Greate will host a rock painting event beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Any citizen who has planned a block party in Lafourche Parish for Night Out Against Crime that is NOT on this list, please contact Lieutenant Valerie Martinez at (985) 449-4477 or via email at

National Night Out is a yearlong community building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Approximately 38 million people from more than 16,000 communities across the nation participate in the annual event.

The first National Night Out took place on August 7, 1984 and was introduced by the National Association of Town Watch which continues to spearhead the event today.