POSTED: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 8:49am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 12:00pm
National Night Out kicked off last night in Hidalgo county at Encinos Park with the McAllen police department.
McAllen residents were able to interact with several law enforcement agencies in a positive basis and enjoyed several games at the event. National Night Out is a nationwide crime, drug and violence prevention program. It's also a way for the local community to interact with their public servants in an non-threatening, fun way. Not only was law enforcement at the event, but so was the McAllen Recycling Center, McAllen City Transportation, McAllen Fire Department and a variety of other entertainment groups.