Residents here at home and across the nation are sending a message that they will fight back against crime.
This is the 30th year for the National Night Out campaign.
It's designed to strengthen neighborhoods and police community partnerships.
St. Elmo celebrated with a street party.
Miguel Morales is the owner of the 1885 restaurant.
He provided music, and free food to the participants.
"We really wanted to put a restaurant here to kind of bring the community together, and give them a place to kind of congregate, and meet up and become stronger as a community.
And so that's what National Night is all about so we thought we would just do something great, make some chili, the weather's getting a little crisper, so we thought we'd make some chili and have some apple cider, do some pumpkin painting contests with the kids, and just have a good time as a community tonight."
There was also a Corgi parade that brought a lot of owners and fans out tonight.