By Kevin Shannahan
The Concerned Citizens Association for the Bailey Heights Community did not let the cold and damp weather Friday, Dec. 7 get in the way of community spirit as they held their banquet recognizing the people and institutions that contributed to making the 2018 National Night Out a success.
About 25 people from the community and supporters came together at the Martin Luther King Community Canter to enjoy some home made gumbo and other foods and to recognize the over 70 individuals, businesses and organizations that contributed to the National Night Out. An event held in our city since 2013, the National Night Out event features neighborhood gatherings in which residents get to know each other over snacks and refreshments. It is a marvelous way to build the bonds of community.
The Concerned Citizens Association for the Bailey Heights Community has been a force for good in our city since 2003. The National Night Out is one way they fulfill their mission to “… unlock the potential of the people of Bailey Heights to build and sustain a healthy community.”