Berkeley Road neighbors take a stand against crime
Berkeley Road residents meet and greet their neighbors during National Night Out.
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On Tuesday, Aug. 7, more than 30 Berkeley Road residents participated in National Night Out (NNO) by walking Berkeley Road from South Taylor Road to Euclid Heights Boulevard. The walkers were taking a stand against crime by showing their solidarity and strength in numbers.
They carried flashlights and lanterns as they greeted and talked with one another. Several generations were represented, from a two-year -old in a wagon to a senior citizen using a cane. Residents along the route were asked to turn on their front lights, lock their doors, and join the walkers.
This was the second year that Berkeley neighbors sponsored this event. One neighbor who attended last year said, "It was better this year because we had more people." Last year there were about 24 walkers. The people on Berkeley Road hope that their enthusiasm and excitement about NNO will spread and be recognized throughout Cleveland Heights in 2013 and beyond. For more information about National Night Out, go to www.nno.org.
Yolanda Stone is a member of Berkley Neighbors.