Residents in the City of Winchester are invited to the 31st Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 6 – 9 p.m. The Winchester Police Department is excited to host the event this year on the Loudoun Street Mall in front of the Old Courthouse Museum. The event will include bluegrass band Five of a Kind, activities for kids, a meet and greet with Winchester Police K-9 Officer Kota, free hotdogs, chips, sodas, and appearances by McGruff and Red E. Fox. National Night Out is a great way to connect with your neighbors and promote neighborhood and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer city.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back.
From 6 to 9 p.m. residents in neighborhoods throughout Winchester and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with their neighbors and police.
In all, more than 37.8 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” We hope you will be one of them!
Residents are encouraged to bring folding chairs with them to the event. Metered parking in the downtown area is free after 6 p.m. (Monday – Friday).