I was broadcasting my part of the "Andy & Chuck Morning Show" this morning from Consumers Energy.  Because today is recognized as National Night Out day, I was joined by local Mayors and Law Enforcement Officers from Grandville, Wyoming, Kentwood, Rockford and Kent County, to kick it off.Never mind that part of my broadcast was 65 feet off the ground in the bucket of one of Consumers Powers line trucks.  Fun!?!?!?

The event is aimed at strengthening community spirit, heightening crime prevention awareness, and generating support for anti-crime programs.

National Night Out is celebrated by community block parties, cook-outs and other fun events.

Some of theNational Night Out Events in West Michigan taking place tonight are:

Grand Rapids-

Salvation Army Kroc Center from 7 - 11 pm

Alger Heights Neighborhood at Alger Middle School from 6:30-10 pm

Baxter Neighborhood at Joe Taylor Park from 6:30-8:30 pm

Creston Neighborhood at Sweet Street park from 4:30-7:30 pm

Cross Creek Condos in the Club House from 6-8 pm

Eastown Community at Sigsbee Park from 6-8 pm

Southeast Community at 1408 Madison SE from Noon - 3 pm

South West Area Neighbors at McDonald's at 1130 West Fulton from 2-4 pm

West Grand Neighborhood at City View Church on 11th Street from 6-8 pm



Sheldon Park Neighborhood's Going Away Party For Crime at Sheldon Park from 6pm-9pm

McLaughlin Neighborhood Association at 5pm

Oakview Neighborhood Association being held at First Wesleyan Church from 6pm-8pm

East Muskegon Neighborhood Alliance being held at Joe Clifford Memorial Park from 6pm-8pm

Nims Neighborhood Association being held on the grounds of Hume Home from 6pm-8pm

Nelson Neighborhood Association is being held at St. Joe's Park from 6pm-8pm

Marquette Neighborhood Association being held at Beukema Park from 6pm-8pm


Downtown, between 6pm-8pm


Living Hope Community church from 6pm-9pm


Many other events are planned for Grandville, Kentwood and Wyoming neighborhoods as well.