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National Night Out claims success

FARMVILLE — More than 500 people attended nine National Night Out events held throughout the Farmville in conjunction with similar events held all over the country Aug. 3.

According to a town press release, more than 60 law enforcement officers and their associates, including the Farmville Police Department, Longwood University Police Department, the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office, probation and parole officers, the Farmville Fire Department, officers from High Bridge Trail State Park and Prince Edward Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Clark participated in the events.

“National Night Out is a great time for us to connect with and get to know residents and for them to get to know us,” said Farmville Police Chief A.Q. “Andy” Ellington in the release.

The release cited events were hosted and organized by community members and included block parties and cookouts with food, music and appearances by McGruff, the Crime Dog and Smokey the Bear.