Night to Unite

IT'S TIME TO START PLANNING FOR WEST ST. PAUL'S NIGHT TO UNITE!

Night to Unite encourages law enforcement and 
communities to strengthen neighborhoods by getting to know one another. And, each year, Night to Unite brings community involvement one step closer to help promote safety and communication within our city blocks.

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To our returning block leaders, “Welcome Back, we are excited to have you again this year”. To first time block party leaders, “Have No Worries”. We are here to help you with the entire planning process. We want to make your party a positive experience - one that you will always remember.

This year, Night to Unite will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This is your chance to join forces with your neighbors and take a stand against crime in West St. Paul.

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How to throw a great party!  Here are some ideas - 

  • Simple Refreshments
    • Potluck – bring your specialty
      Sodas, punch, ice tea, lemonade, coffee
      Watermelon, fun fruits, chips, pretzels, cheese plates
      Desserts, cookies, ice cream cones, make your own sundaes
      Pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, salads, corn on the cob
  • Activities for Kids
    • Coloring contest, make a mural or banner, chalk art, jump rope
      McGruff Crime Dog, bike safety, child ID kits
      Pony rides, 3-legged race, sack races, Frisbee competition
      Football, baseball, basketball, street hockey, rollerblade
      Youth parade with a theme, face painting, bubbles, water balloons
      Sing-alongs, piñata, clowns, magic show
  • Contribute to the Community
    • Collect for a food bank, beautify a common area, plan a fall clean-up or bulb planting
      Recruit additional Neighborhood Watch leaders and block captains, distribute neighborhood block list
      Discuss outdoor lighting in the area, discuss neighborhood concerns, problems
  • Group Conversations
    • Block history stories, Night to Unite stories, share photos from past block parties
      Design a mixer like:  Longest Residing Resident Award, Newest Resident Award (perhaps hand out prizes!)
  • Activities for All Ages
    • Block party, barbeque, cookout, parade, street carnival, street dance, sandy beach party, rummage sale
      Visits from Fire & EMS, Police, K-9 demonstration, crime prevention videos, jail & bail, self-defense demonstration
      Horseshoes, volleyball, movies, live music, DJ, karaoke, dunk tank, scavenger hunt, jump rope contest, hula hoop contest, funniest hat contest
      Welcome new neighbors, celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc., storytelling (truth or fiction), disposable camera distribution, take lots of pictures, photo contest
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1 lucky block party will receive appetizers from Applebees. A drawing will take place to determine the winning block party.

Important Info for
Night to Unite 2019

Block Party Registration Deadline is July 26th


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Night to Unite Thank You Luncheon for Block Party Organizers is August 6th

Night to Unite is on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019


The actual start and end times will vary according to each block party.

Super Hero Contest Deadline August 12 (winner announced August 15)


Questions ? - Contact:
Laura Vaughan / Crime Prevention Specialist, 651-552-4235

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Neighborhoods participating in Night to Unite are encourage to collect food to help stock the shelves at Neighbors, this year. Donations can be dropped off at Neighbors or at City Hall.

Night to Unite Fighting Crime like a Superhero Contest for kids.

Calling all superheroes. West St. Paul Officers need your help in keeping our streets safe.  Design your own superhero character and submit it in our Night to Unite Fighting Crime like a Superhero Contest. 

Contest Rules and Requirements

  1. Create your own superhero on an 8 x 10 piece of paper
  2. Your superhero MUST include a name, special powers and interesting costume
  3. All entry must include the child’s name, age, address, phone number or email address of guardians

Age Groups: 5 to 8 years old & 9 to 12 years old

Prizes:1st Place Winners Prizes will be awarded to one winner from each age group and their superhero will be publish on the West St. Paul Police Department Facebook and Twitter pages.

2nd Place Winners: Prizes will be awarded to the runners up in each age group.

How to submit: The deadline to submit superheroes is 4:30pm on August 12, 2019 Superhero can be submitted by drop off or mail l to the West St. Paul Police Department. They can also be E-mailed to Laura Vaughan.

Judging: West St. Paul Officers will vote for their favorite superhero! Winners will be notified on August 15, 2019