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Once again this August, the Towns of Luray and Stanley will participate in National Night Out events at parks in their respective towns this evening, Tuesday, Aug. 2.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.
In Page County…
The Luray Police Department, along with the Town of Luray and Luray’s Parks and Recreation Department, will host National Night Out activities along the Hawksbill Greenway from Mechanic Street to the Park & Ride Lot from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2. See equipment demonstrations, vehicles, various program information and other activities along the greenway.
The Stanley Police Department, along with the Town of Stanley and the Stanley Recreation Department, will host National Night Out activities at Hawksbill Park and Hawksbill Poll from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Activities include free swimming, a free hot dog and drink, bouncy house, fire and rescue equipment, Page Alliance for Community Action booth, and more.