Communities receive NNO awards
Published 11:47 pm Friday, September 2, 2011
Some communities that participated in National Night Out this year received awards, but everybody was a winner.
“There is no loser in any of this,” said Capt. Steve Patterson of the Suffolk Police Department. “We continue to build this police-community partnership.”
The National Night Out community awards ceremony was held Thursday. Six communities and a business received recognition for their outstanding participation.
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A group of judges including local youth and Target employees visited each community on the night of National Night Out, rating them on categories such as activities available, how the event was publicized and how well the event emphasized crime prevention.
“National Night Out truly was an event where citizens of Suffolk came together to claim our communities,” said Diana Klink, National Night Out coordinator.
More than 80 communities and businesses participated in the crime-fighting event at dozens of events throughout the city.
Those who received awards included:
- Best community first place: Applewood Farms
- Best community second place: Burbage Grant
- Best combined community first place: Chuckatuck
- Best combined community second place: Holland
- Honorable mention: Hall Place
- Rookie of the year: Downtown Driver Business Association
- Best business: Downtown Business Association, Washington Square Mall and Fairgrounds Promotion Committee