National Night Out winners honored

Oct. 29, 2013 @ 05:38 PM

Winners of Monroe’s National Night Out were honored with trophies during Monday’s Post National Night Out Banquet.

This year, the Maurice and Green Street community came in first place, the Camp Sutton community came in second place and the Lakeshores community came in third place in Monroe’s National Night Out contest.

“This is to thank everybody who helped with National Night Out,” Officer Shawn Parler of the Monroe Police Department said in reference to the purpose of the banquet.

The event was also a good way for community leaders to meet other leaders in the community as well as members of the community, she said.

Around 100 people gathered Monday evening at the Old Armory Community Center at 500 South Johnson Street for the banquet, which featured food for the event’s attendees and a short slide show of some of the activities around Monroe during National Night Out in August. Members of Monroe’s city council, police department, fire department and others attended the event.

“It’s an honor to win first place, we’re very grateful,” Teresa Parham, a member of the Maurice and Green Streets Community, said.

Various community members said they enjoyed participating in National Night Out this year and were looking forward to doing so again next year.

“It was a tremendous success with all the community involvement,” Interim Police Chief Bryan Gilliard of the Monroe Police Department said in reference to National Night Out.

During the banquet, opportunities for community members to serve on Monroe boards were mentioned and applications were made available for those interested.