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Tuesday is National Night Out
“I’d like to invite all our residents to join us in a cookout for the community,” Lippa said. “Please stop by as we will have hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, cookies and drinks. The kids can come see the fun things inside of a police car, ambulance, and a fire truck. The event begins at 5:30pm and will continue until 8:00 pm. Make sure you bring your whole family to assist us in promoting a safer community.”
National Night Out is a nationwide crime and drug prevention awareness program that provides a unique opportunity for Caroline County to join forces with thousands of other communities across the country in promoting cooperation with police and community crime prevention efforts.
The nationwide event is coordinated by the National Association of Town Watch, and is sponsored each year by Target stores and the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau. Over 37 million people from over 15,000 communities participated in National Night Out in 2010.
Both Lake Land’Or and Lake Caroline are holding their first annual National Night Out celebrations. In addition to the regular attractions, Ladysmith Village will have a live band at their event and H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Theft) will be set up across from the Bowling Green Town Hall between the Sheriff’s Office and the Court House.
The H.E.A.T. program offers free VIN Etching. VIN Etching is simple, fast, safe, and won’t mar the look of the vehicle. Numbers are etched into the glass with a chemical solution. And those numbers will be there for good. VIN Etching is available for all vehicles including motorcycles.
“Last year, several hundred residents and their families came out to participate in National Night Out. We hope to see even more this year,” remarked Sheriff Lippa. He continued, “Knowing your neighbors better has been shown to be a very effective crime deterrent.”