Registrations are now being accepted for this year's Night to Unite, which will be August 2.

Planning packets, registration forms and more information can be found at the City of Owatonna website.

The goal of the night is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness along with generating support for local anti-crime programs. The evening is also used to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and on the watch. It is also used for strengthening neighborhood spirit. Local law enforcement will be stopping at neighborhood parties the night of August 2.

Owatonna police will again be working with the Children's Remedial Fund of Steele County to collect classroom supplies for students who do not have the money to purchase them on their own. School supplies could include notebook paper, loose leaf paper, three-ring binders, pencils, pens, highlighters, backpacks and more.

Remember to get your Night to Unite block party registered and have a great time.