Some of you will remember that last year I hosted our first annual Safe Communities neighborhood event. This was originally called National Night Out, a US event which was always held the first Tuesday in August. Every two years, this event, whose mission is to "inform
the public about various police and community programs," conflicted with our primary elections. Additionally, August is HOT, so I was delighted to learn about Celebrate Safe Communities, developed in 2008 in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Sheriffs’ Association
(NSA) to promote crime prevention in local communities.
Since our neighborhood had changed dramatically over the years, and attendance had declined so much, I had decided not to host another disappointing National Night Out, but when I learned about Safe Communities, I signed up for the event last year.
To my surprise and delight, it was well attended and enjoyed by many. Last year I made Lipton Tea and Starbucks provided the coffee. This year I decided to go a bit more international, and chose Jasmine tea I got at the Asian Market. This photo was taken Monday afternoon, but I'll make the tea Tuesday morning.
For Tuesday, I have a huge agenda that includes making sun tea, mowing my lawn, helping Sally till 2 pm, showering, getting the coffee from Starbucks, and setting up the tables for the snacks (in that order). So I'll visit anyone who links before 2 am my time Tuesday, but won't be able to visit until after the party Tuesday night if you wait till later on Tuesday (after 2 am my time) to link.
Please share your day, your drink, your fun activities, whatever you choose, as long as it can, in some way, be drink related. Please link back to T Stands For Tuesday and please link only to your post, not your entire blog. I promise to show photos of the event the next time we share T.
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