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Effective evening mixes good times, friendship, information

KEARNS, Utah — About 4,000 residents became better acquainted with their neighbors while participating in an annual Night Out Against Crime, sponsored by the Kearns Utah South Stake.

The evening event brought together many residents of the neighborhood to raise awareness on such issues as fighting crime, emergency preparation, health and safety, said Scott Fausett, who has organized the event for the past six years. It was held Aug. 1, to correlate with a national effort of the same theme.

Those attending took tours of sheriff's helicopters, attended safety presentations, listened to entertainment and ate hot dogs and hamburgers. The children played in water from a fire hose, and enjoyed other events planned for them.

"We had a great number of people representing the area," said President R. Kim Murdock of the Kearns Utah South Stake. "There was a lot of good information presented about safety, anti-crime and 72 hour-kits. It was well attended and well worth the efforts to do it."

He said he felt the community involvement was high and that participants from many neighborhoods had developed a greater sense of unity. He hopes for another time to provide the information in multiple languages so that all residents of the neighborhood will be able to participate.

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