National Night Out Draws a Crowd in Leesburg

Visitors crowded into the parking lots around Potomac Station Apartments on Fort Evans Road Tuesday for National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign with public safety agencies.

Parking lots around the apartment complex were jammed and visitors parked across Fort Evans Road to make it to the event.

“The success of our police department continues to be greatly influenced by the partnerships we build with our community,” stated Police Chief Gregory Brown.” Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and provide exceptional police services to the residents, businesses and visitors of the Town of Leesburg. This event is integral in assisting us with accomplishing that mission.”

The evening’s activities include a moon bounce, refreshments, and door prizes from event sponsors. On display were the Leesburg Police Department’s Mobile Command Center, police cars, and motorcycles. Children met K-9 Officers and rode the Leesburg Police Barrel Train.

The Leesburg Parks & Recreation Department also brought out an inflatable obstacle course and a Start Smart Tennis program, helped out by volunteers from the town’s Recreation Outreach to Community Kids or ROCK program.

Other organizations supporting the program include the Leesburg Fire/Rescue Squad, Lodge 69 Fraternal Order of Police, and the LPD Support Team. Loudoun Hunger Relief distributed non-perishable food and information about their programs.

Sponsors for Leesburg’s 2019 National Night Out included Target, Wegmans, Chick-Fil-A, Giant Food, and INOVA. National Night Out is a program of the National Association of Town Watch.

A young visitor to National Night Out at Potomac Station Apartments on Fort Evans Road gets a chance to check out the inside of a fire engine Tuesday, Aug. 6. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]

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