Haslet Night Out draws a crowd

Posted Monday, Oct. 07, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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Haslet’s second annual National Night Out event Oct. 1 at Haslet Community Park attracted about seven times as many residents and exhibitors as it did last year. For that reason and more, Mayor Bob Golden assesses the community-spirit-building occasion as a massive success.

About 400 people, including 37 exhibitors, attended the event. Golden was among those who made it out.

“I think this one was a huge success,” Golden said. ”For a city our size, we had a very good turnout.”

Exhibits included AT&T’s promotion of its no-texting-and-driving campaign. Liberty Mutual had a DWI simulator. Door prizes were offered by local businesses. Churches, law enforcement agencies, emergency responders and other community stakeholders also participated.

Do the Hustle

Folks will be dancing in the streets Oct. 12. A 1-mile and 5K run event called the Haslet Hustle will take place in Haslet starting at 6:30. Runners will be giving glowing necklaces and glow rings. After the Haslet Hustle run, participants and community members are invited to a dance party. The event starts at Haslet Community Park. Race registration costs $35 in advance and $40 the day of the race. Race proceeds will fund a Haslet Parks and Recreation scholarship to be awarded to a Northwest High School senior from Haslet. For more information about the race and post-race dance party, go to www.haslet.org.

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