The is celebrating its 13th year of taking part in National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
The evening, created 29 years ago as "America's Night Out Against Crime," is a national event to heighten crime prevention and awareness, as well as foster neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. It's also an evening to show criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back.
Herndon's National Night Out begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Herndon's mayor, town council members and town staff members will stop by communities throughout Herndon to meet with residents to participate in festivities. Eight Herndon neighborhoods are planning celebrations and parties.
Celebrations this year will begin at Herndon Harbor House at 5 p.m. and will end at Four Seasons at 7:40 p.m. Other participating communities include Calhoun Court residents, the Bluemont community, Crestview community, Stuart Woods community, Old Dranesville Road community, and the Herndon Optimist Club at Haley Smith Park.
In 2011, Herndon won an award for the quality of the community’s National Night Out program, including organization and planning, participation and results.
For more information or for a list of participating neighborhoods, contact Officer Denise Randles at 703-435-6881 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about National Night Out, planning your own event and registering it with the National Association of Town Watch, visit the website here.
Because National Night Out falls on a Tuesday, the Herndon Town Council will not meet for its regular work session that evening, so that members can participate in the event. The council will instead meet on Wednesday, August 8 at 7p.m. at the , 765 Lynn St.