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Central Coast communities gearing up for National Night Out

National Night Out - Evansville

Neighborhoods and police departments throughout the Central Coast are getting ready for Tuesday's National Night Out. 

The annual event is designed for people to get to know there neighbors and local law enforcement in an effort to reduce crime.

Aside from the numerous local get-togethers, Sergeant Chuck Strange with the Lompoc Police Department says a block party will be held in the parking lot of Lompoc High School with free food and activities from 5 to 8 p.m.

In Santa Maria, a similar event takes place at Veterans Memorial Community Park and runs from 4 to 8p.

In Paso Robles, look for your neighbors in front of the Public Safety Center on Park Street from 6 to 8p.

National Night Out began in 1984 with an estimated 2.5 million people participating. This year is estimated to be the largest event ever with around 38 million people taking part.