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

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.