Approximately 75 Woodland Springs residents celebrated their first National Night Out last week with music, food, fellowship and dancing. 

National Night Out is celebrated the first Tuesday of August each year in cities across the country. 

The Woodland Springs event began with music by the Davanzo Band. The band was joined by the Konway Kickers. Conway police officers presented information about the neighborhood watch program.

Donna Bivens, vice president of the Woodland Springs, organized the event. She said the neighborhood watch information provided by police officers was important.
“Neighbors watch out for neighbors. There is safety in numbers,” Bivens said.

She said she encouraged neighbors who could not attend the event to “sit on the porch and wave. It is important for everybody to get acquainted with everybody else.”

Bivens had previous National Night Out experience from when she lived in Mississippi. 

“In Mississippi, we did like a block party. We always had a good time, played games and had food,” Bivens said.

For the Woodland Springs event, Bivens had the National Night Out event coincide with the homeowners association picnic. 

Diane Bryant, Woodland Springs Home Owners Association president, handed out brochures and a request form for an officer inspection of homeowners while explaining the importance of neighbors watching out for each other.