Contributing Writer: Kathleen Regalado | Images: CCN–
Did you attend the National Night Out Event at the Manassas Museum this Wednesday, August 2? The afternoon was dedicated to diminishing crime by addressing the community and advocating for safety. “America’s Night Out Against Crime” is held as “an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships […] to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live” (https://natw.org/about).
The event featured a build-your-own child ID kit, a station to wash and cool your dog down as well as children games, free giveaways and stands to discuss and learn more about the law-enforcing family of Manassas such as the Manassas City and Manassas Park Crime Solvers as well The Child Protection Partnership. Present at the National Night Out event were the Animal Control Officers, MCPD’s Motors Unit, Bike Team, the K9 Unit, Manassas City Police & Rescue, Manassas Volunteer Fire Company and Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad. It was great seeing everyone in attendance express interest in learning how to keep our city safe currently and in the future by closing the gap between citizens and law-enforcement authority.
There was also a lovely performance by the Manassas Chorale amidst the community event. Be there next year to catch up with your local Police force!