Waskom – October 3, 2017 – The City of Waskom celebrated its 13th year of a nationwide 34th year festive tradition with a “National Night Out,” hosted by Waskom, Texas’ very own Police Department and Fire Department from the WFD Central Station, located on Hwy. 80.
This event brought together numerous churches, businesses, civic organizations, community leaders, clubs, Waskom Independent School District, the Texas Department of Transportation and first responders, all of whom gathered for a lively night to “Show and Tell”, advertising various goods and services – from the Citizens National Bank, to the Harrison County Sheriff Department, promoting Waskom as a safe city for the community, a family-friendly destination on the crossroads of the Ark-La-Tex region.
For Harrison county, Deputy Sheriff Cruz Vances was on-hand, providing citizens with registration forms for their electronics, automobile information and firearms archives, to assist law enforcement and insurance agencies in the event of theft, fire or loss.
Waskom is heralded as the “Gateway To Texas” and located on the Texas-Louisiana state border as a beacon, with a daily average of approximately 90,000 travelers crossing the I-20 Interstate Freeway. Waskom is the frontline of Texas for motorists headed West on I-20 and last line for those headed East.
The sister community of Jonesville’s historical landmark, the T.C. Lindsey Company, presented variety of gifts, sweets and advertisements for their upcoming November 4, 2017, 175th year celebration of the store’s services and operations, as part of this rich East Texas history.
Refreshments included hot dogs, cold drinks, snacks and door prizes, with gift giveaways to the “National Night Out” patrons, families and children, provided by Waskom’s finest, PD Chief Westy Meisenheimer and Fire Chief Murf King.
The night out was filled with music, fellowship, fun, celebration, promotions and services, bringing together Waskom’s warm and welcoming community.