With so many recent news events, August 2nd can be a wonderful time to unite your neighborhood against crime while visiting with good friends and enjoying familiy time together. Win, Win, Win. Neighborhoods all over the country will be joining together for block parties to include barbequed ribs, hot dogs, burgers, steaks and much more. Rent an obstacle course, moon walk, bouncer, jumpy or even a water slide from Astro Jump® and watch the child appear in everyone. Neighbors will be relaxed and meeting new friends in a very non threatening environment. You will discover how much everyone has in common and possibly much of the mystique of new neighbors will easily disappear. In today's society, we don't take time to visit as in years gone by. Our children often don't know the neighborhood kids several doors down if they don't attend the same schools. National Night Out is a time to meet the neighbors, visit with local police and develop relationships to prevent crime from creeping into your safety net. Neighbors who know each other tend to watch over each other rather than ignoring strange vehicles or strangers during odd times. National Association of Town Watch allows you to register your party for possible police participation, get additional ideas on what you might offer and even purchase items related to the National Night Out against Crime. The event was started by the national association of town watch and has grown every year. Many Astro Jump® offices have been key tools in helping communitites celebrate together. View some great ideas from years past as you review pictures from all over the U.S. There even seems to be some recognition for the most community participation by population base. Start planning your party now by calling your local Astro Jump® at 800-BIG-JUMP or 800-244-5867.