Showtime Tony (with balloon hat), Alderman Delores Holmes (second from right) and Evanston police officer Tanya Noble greet youngsters at the celebration.

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Music, food and camaraderie beckoned Fifth and Second Ward residents to a National Night Out celebration in the parking lot at Church Street and Dodge Avenue.The event, held annually on the first Tuesday in August, is a chance for neighbors and neighborhoods to demonstrate a concerted commit-ment to stand up against crime.