Community unites for National Night Out

(From left) Ashley Hawthorne, Mecheal Faulk, BPD Chief Jimmy Singletary and Angela Bryant entertain local children from the community.

Organizers say about 300 people turned out for National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Stone Hearst Apartments on East Lucas in Beaumont. The event sought to educate the public regarding crime and drug prevention and awareness, and build positive relationships with local businesses and public service industries. “Everything was beyond expectations,” said Mecheal Faulk, program coordinator for Stone Hearst Family and Senior Communities. “The sermon by The Rev. Airon Reynolds Jr. and choir performance by the Borden Chapel Missionary Baptist Church choir were only two of many great highlights of this event.”