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Stafford Set for National Night Out Celebration

By Potomac Local News July 16, 2013 7:55 am

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(Photo: Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

(Photo: Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – National Night Out will be celebrated this year on Tuesday Aug. 6.

In Stafford County, several neighborhoods will hold special events to commemorate the “take back the night” event. And, as in years past, a large community celebration will take place at Stafford Marketplace at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6.

The event features vendors, demonstrations, food, and police and fire vehicles.

According to Stafford’s National Night Out committee, the event:

* Heightens crime and drug prevention awareness;

* Generates support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;

* Strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and

* Sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

In addition to the event planned for Stafford Marketplace, the following Stafford County neighborhoods will hold night out events:

Austin Ridge

Autumn Ridge

Brentwood Estates

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Falls Run

Garrison Woods

Hampton Oaks

Madison Falls Run

Park Ridge

Perry Farms

Potomac Hills

Settlers Landing

Spring Lake Farm

Stafford Lake

Stafford Oaks

The Village at England Run

Widewater Village

Woodlawn

National Night Out was founded in 1981. Last year, Stafford County was recognized with a national award for their successful participation in the nationwide event.