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CTX celebrates National Night Out

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CENTRAL TEXAS (KXXV) -

Rain or shine, CTX Citizens are encouraged to step out of their homes and join the rest of their city for some fun.

"I know that a lot of people are disappointed in the rain, but we were able to come inside and actually its worked out because some of the outdoor parties have come over here and joined us," Pastor of United Methodist Church in Belton, Jeff Miller.

 Gloria Bermudez was one of those people that was hosting a party of her own until the rain came.  

"I was going to host Circle Drive, but because of the rain my good officer came down and told me we could host it with this church," Bermudez sad.

So Bermudez and many others did just that. Hundreds of people piled in to the United Methodist Church in Belton for the church's *first year hosting the event.

"We just wanted an opportunity to get to know the community and get to know the neighbors a little bit better," Miller said.

So through food, games and other activities the church met many different neighbors including the Ice family who moved to Central Texas two months ago.

"Moving new to an area, you know, this is the best way to get to know people and stuff like that so hopefully we will get to meet some friends and just become part of the community," Shane Ice said.

And it's for that exact reason that the Brew family attended the National Night Out event as well.

"I talked ot a couple people that seemed really nice. I haven't exchanged any numbers yet, but who knows," Michael Brew said.

"it's really nice to be able to talk to the police officers and just connect with the neighbors and the community here," Nicole Brew said.

Something the Pastor of the church says was the goal.

"I think it's important for us to come together in our community to work for the benefit and to better our communities. the more we know each other. the better we know each other, the better that it's going to be in the community." Miller said.

While many events were cancelled Tuesday night, they are being reschedule.

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