There are many Texas towns smaller than the sea of Kings Ridge neighbors who attended the community’s 16th annual National Night Out celebration Oct. 2.

On a night where safety earned the spotlight through community engagement, Kings Ridge set an all-time attendance record inching near 500!

“Fighting crime requires alert, engaged neighbors who proactively look for unusual activity and report suspicious behavior to the police,” said Kings Ridge HOA safety chair Paul Nolte. “We celebrate National Night Out in our community, maintain a strong relationship with first responders and place safety and crime prevention as a top neighborhood priority.”

Joined by City of Plano councilmember Kayci Prince, the city’s office of community engagement, Plano Police Chief Greg Rushin and many members of the Crime Prevention team, Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif and Engine 13 and crew from nearby Station 13, neighbors got to know one another better and learn how they can thwart crime before it happens.

Life At The Ridge and many of the monthly publication’s merchants and service providers provided an array of services and entertainment atop donated smoked pork, cheese quesadillas, frozen custards, cookies and beverages supplied by Purple Tako, Lava Cantina, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Mixin’ Up Smiles and Chick Fil A.

Blue Ribbon Roofing sponsored the giant inflatable slide; Life At The Ridge, Honest 1 Auto Care and ReMax sponsored the two bounce houses; Deobrah Hayes from Keller Williams supplied the digital photo booth and Primrose School sponsored two face painting stations.

Please support our sponsors who invested in us on National Night Out. More photos to appear in the coming days.