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Posted on: July 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release: National Night Out August 3, 2021

NEWS RELEASE                                                      Contact:  Christa Kermode, Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               540-338-7422



An Evening outside with Neighbors and Law Enforcement



PURCELLVILLE, Va. July 21, 2021 —On August 3, 2021, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., neighbors throughout Purcellville and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. Each year the Purcellville Police Department, and other local first responders caravan through town stopping in 4-5 neighborhoods that are hosting block parties and cookouts. Key stops include Giant parking lot at 5:30 pm for lineup and a free picnic, Purcellville Library at 6:30 pm for games and activities, and Loudoun Valley Community Center for an Ice Cream Social at 8:00 pm.


Neighborhoods throughout Purcellville are invited to join, the over 38 million neighbors across 16 thousand communities, from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide; to participate in National Night Out (NNO). NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Together, we are making that happen. If you would like your neighborhood to be added to the list of stops, please contact Ms. Christa Kermode at 540-338-7422, Monday-Friday at the PPD Administrative line by Wednesday, July 28th.  All Purcellville neighbors are welcome to join us at t the three key stops along the National Night route. 


National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for our nation to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement. When law enforcement and the community work closely together, some amazing things can happen.” For more information, please visit


National Night Out is nationally sponsored by NATW, Ring, New York Life, Starbucks, Associa, AT&T, and Academy Sports & Outdoors and co-sponsored locally by Purcellville Police Department.


The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 13th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at


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