National Night Out in Farmville Takes Good Times To The Streets

   Written by on August 7, 2015 at 11:58 am

IMG_3154On Tuesday, August 4, Farmville residents and the members local Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue once again came together to celebrate National Night Out. The annual campaign was started to bring communities closer together and to build and reinforce relationships between law enforcement, fire and rescue departments and the communities that they serve on a daily basis. It is safe to say that few towns, if any, do National Night Out better than Farmville! Block parties dotted the town again this year, with hundreds of residents taking to the streets alongside their civil servants for a friendly, informal evening of celebration of the strong, genuinely caring relationships that exist among them in the growing town. “Sit down and eat!”  The invitation was called out to all. Food was everywhere! The scene was one repeated all over town. Under tents and pop ups throughout town, a friendly communion between neighbors, the servants and the served, that confirmed a bond without words. From the fine fried fish served up at Race Street Baptist Church to the barbecued chicken falling off the bone at Parkview Garden Apartments, there was plenty of good eats. Nobody went home hungry, to be sure. Kids, especially, enjoyed the evening.  Whether taking turns to sit in the Farmville Fire Department’s ladder truck, or getting together to do the Nae-Nae with McGruff the Crime Dog, (who managed to hold his own), everyone had a blast. National Night Out in Farmville has become much more than just a once a year block party. In our nation today, it has become a true example of the solid, positive relationship that exists between this community and the law enforcement that serves it. Many other communities today can aspire to what Farmville already has.

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