NEWS RELEASE Contact: Christa Kermode, Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 540-338-7422 email@example.com
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022
An Evening outside with Neighbors and Law Enforcement
PURCELLVILLE, Va. July 20, 2022 —On August 2, 2022, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., people 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 throughout town stopping in neighborhoods that are hosting block parties and cookouts. Public stops include the Giant parking lot at 5:30 pm for a free family picnic, the Purcellville Public Library at 6:30 pm for live music, games and activities, and the Loudoun Valley Community Center for a free Ice Cream Social at 8:00 pm.
Neighborhoods throughout Purcellville are invited to join neighbors across sixteen 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 communities 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-338-7422, Monday-Friday at the PPD Administrative line, by Wednesday, July 27th. All Purcellville neighbors are welcome to join us at the three public stops along the National Night Out route.
National Night Out is nationally sponsored by NATW, Ring, Starbucks, Associa, FirstNet, Academy Sports & Outdoors, REELZ 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 approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was 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 www.purcellvilleva.gov.