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Tonight is National Night Out

Press release from Sheriff Tony Lippa:

Caroline County, Virginia – Sheriff A.A. “Tony” Lippa, Jr. is asking everyone to join us in celebrating NATIONAL NIGHT OUT on August 7, 2012. Please mark your calendar and plan to join Sheriff Lippa and his staff at one of the five event locations in Caroline County – Bowling Green (at the Town’s new playground), Belmont subdivision (at the community playground), the Pavilion in Lake Land’Or (Land’Or side), Lake Caroline Clubhouse, and at the Ladysmith Village Residents Club. “I’d like to invite all our residents to join us in a cookout for the community,” Lippa said.

 

“Please stop by for food and drinks. Kids of all ages can come see the fun things inside of a police car, ambulance, and a fire truck”. The festivities begin 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 2011.

If you would like your community to participate in next year’s National Night Out, please contact Lieutenant Darrell Beazley at (804) 633-1132 for more information.

“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.”

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