Knoxville, Knox County celebrate National Night Out

Knoxville, Knox County celebrate National Night Out


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A large number of Knoxville and Knox County neighborhoods are participating in the 30th annual National Night Out on Tuesday.

The event brings thousands of communities together nationwide to help fight crime and drugs by locking their doors, turning on outside lights, and spending the evening with neighbors and law enforcement.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office will have K-9s, officers and motorcycles at most of the locations. The KCSO helicopter may also land at some of the locations.

Knoxville Police Department officers are also attending a number of events.

Knox County events

  • Stewart Ridge in Halls, McCloud Road, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Morgan Place, Guinn Road, 6:00 p.m. at the oval park on Berry Hill Drive
  • South Pointe, Maryville Pike at Tipton Station Road, 6:00 p.m. at South View Circle Cul-de-sac
  • Lakeridge , Northshore Drive near Carl Cowan Park, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Shady View Cul-de-sac
  • Cottingham, Northshore in Ebenezer Area, 6:30 p.m., cook-out at British Station Lane
  • Imperial Estates, Karns area off Emory Road, 6:00 p.m. picnic at 7029 Regency Road
  • Wyndham Pointe, Oak Ridge Highway behind Ingles, 7:00 p.m. at the pool entrance, snacks and meeting
  • Trails End, Middlebrook Pike behind Food City, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., picnic at Hoyle Beals
  • Nicholas Landing, Middlebrook Pike near Bob Kirby Road, Wells Station Cul-de-sac, 6:00 p.m.
  • Wallace Hills, Halls, Hill Road at 6:00 p.m. at the Julia Cul-de-sac
  • Woodland Trace/Sweetbriar, off Campbell Station Road at Sonja Drive, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m,, Commons Area
  • Concord Villas, Concord Rd., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the end of Joiner Way, cook-out
  • Wilder Place, off Northshore near Westland Drive, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Westridge, on Northshore, west of Morrell Road, patrol officers at Timbergrove Circle from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Broadacres, Emory Rd., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., cookout at 7812 Keswick Road
  • Bishop's Court, Snyder Road, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Chili Cook-Off Contest, at Bishop's View Cul-de-sac
  • Campbell Creek, off Campbell Station Road, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., cookout at the Dempsey Cul-de-sac

Knoxville events

  • Chilhowee Park Neighborhood Watch,cookout/potluck from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chilhowee Park pavilion located just inside the gate off of Beaman Street and Fifth Avenue.
  • Dandridge Avenue Neighborhood Watch, Cold Springs Neighborhood Watch and the Five Points and Linden/Parkview watch groups will celebrate with dinner served by Magnolia Café and greetings delivered by local and state officials. The event takes place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue.
  • Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Edgewood Park Pavilion for light refreshments.  
  • Harrill Hills Neighborhood Watch will meet on Lindmont Avenue at 6:30 p.m. for its fourth annual hot dog potluck.
  • Harrill Hills Two Neighborhood Watch will have a sharing of favorite desserts starting at 7:00 p.m. at the corner of Forest Lane and Hardwood Road.
  • Historic Sutherland Heights neighbors will use National Night Out to go door-to-door, greeting neighbors and asking them to turn on their porch lights
  • Inskip Community Association will host a potluck supper and games starting at 6 p.m. at Inskip Baptist Church, 4810 Rowan Road. The event will be inside the church if it rains.
  • In northwest Knoxville, the Murray Drive/Wilkerson Road and Norwood Neighborhood Watch groups will join forces from 5-7 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 1705 Merchants Rd. There will be BBQ, hot dogs and all the trimmings, fruit, salads, sides and desserts.
  • Oakwood-Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association will meet at the clubhouse at 916 Shamrock Avenue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be served.
  • Old North Knoxville plans a "porch hop" from 6-8 p.m. Neighbors, police and visitors will visit six homes for refreshments and conversation. The participating homes are located at 428 East.Scott Avenue, 700 East Scott Avenue, 244 East Oklahoma Avenue, 225 East Oklahoma, 209 West Glenwood, and 1319 Grainger Avenue.
  • Old Mechanicsville Neighborhood Interest will meet for a hot dog fest at 6:00 p.m. in Old Mechanicsville Park, located directly across the street from Fire Station #5 on Arthur Street. In the event of rain, meet at Odle & Young Architects on Western Avenue.
  • Parkridge Community Organization normally meets on the first Tuesday of each month, so it will celebrate the occasion with its regular neighborhood meeting, including contact with the group's liaison officer.
  • Members of Seminole Neighborhood Watch will gather from 6-8 p.m. for light snacks and neighbor-to-neighbor communication at the Adair Park clubhouse.
  • South Haven Neighborhood Association will hold a chili potluck starting at 5:30 p.m. at Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1615 Price Avenue, in the picnic area.  Several members will bring various types of chili and styles of corn bread. There will be a taste-testing for the best recipe.
  • South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association and the watch groups in the area will meet in the parking lot of its usual meeting place, Woodlawn Christian Church, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a hot dog picnic dinner. Music will be provided by SWNA member Sara Baskin's band. Door prizes will be given away. If it rains, head to the church fellowship hall.
  • Vestal Neighborhood Association will meet at the South Community Center on Martin Mill Pike from 6:00- 7:30 p.m. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be served.
  • Wesley Neighbors will gather between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Sheffield and Hastings for light snacks. In addition to the police, a fire truck will be present to entertain the children.
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