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BIG NUMBERS FOR THE NIGHT OUT
SoVaNow.com / August 07, 2014
Tuesday’s National Night Out event in South Boston drew a record crowd, with some 1,800 tickets given out. “It was a bigger crowd than last year when we handed out 1,700 tickets,” said Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark.
The annual observance aims to unite the community, police and emergency service personnel in the fight against crime and promote public safety.
Tuesday night at Tuck Dillard Stadium, onlookers and guests encounted some 60 exhibits for public browsing.
A highlight was the annual tug of war between law enforcement and rescue squad personnel, with lots of activities such as corn hole games and sack races to round out the evening.
Visitors were treated to slices of cake, specially made for the event. The United Way handed out free balloons.
Layden Ballou was the lucky winner of the boy’s bike giveaway and Jaigh DaWilliams won the girl’s bike. Marjelly Reyes was the winner of a new tricycle and Dallas Williams won the smaller tricycle.
Greyson Edmonds won the car seat prize and Rebecca Lloyd won the booster seat. Raymond Pannell was the winner of the 50/50 raffle. Book bag winners were Anthony Caldwell and Ashlee Wallace.
Sheriff Clark, speaking on behalf of all the law enforcement officers who worked to make the event such a success, extended their thanks to all who supported the evening’s event.
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