From NBC 24 News:
It may have been a coincidence, but the annual event Light The Night in Toledo came on the same night for the National Night Out across the country.
The two bring similar messages of solidarity between the community and law enforcement.
"Well, we work hand in hand with the police department to try and educate citizens on how they can help prevent crime and keep themselves safer," said Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch Acting Chair, Florence McLennan.
Light the Night has been going on for years in Toledo, and has been dubbed as a "going away party for crime and drugs."
The Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch Program and Lucas Metropolitan Hosing Authority host the evening every year at the Vistula Manor on Cherry Street.
Read NBC 24 News' article "Light the Night brings law enforcement, community together," featuring the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority.