A&M National Night Out Draws Hundreds

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Aggies came out in force as part of one of the nation's biggest block parties.

Tuesday evening, the A&M Department of Residence Life and University Police held a huge National Night Out event at the University Apartments complex. Hundreds of students and their families turned out to get to know each other and learn how to prevent crime in their part of the community.

International students live in the complex while they attended Texas A&M.

"We've been doing it for several years. It is a big event because we do want the community to have positive interaction with emergency personnel, the law enforcement, EMS, all the emergency personnel."

The event not only included food and games, but also featured information from UPD, as well as other local first responders and emergency experts.

This was the 20th year A&M has held a block party. The National Night Out has been going on since 1984.

Generous donations from the local Sam's Club and HEB among others helped fund the event this year.