National Night Out Against Crime is a national event that will take place Tuesday August 1, 2017. It is an event meant to show support for local police, but when Ashburn PD decided to put on the event, they knew they wanted to include everyone that responds in emergencies. “We wanted to make sure to include everyone, fire departments, sheriff’s office, EMS not just City Police,” said Ashburn Police Captain Richard Purvis, one of the organizers of the event. The community will not be short of anything to do that night at the event, which will last from 6-9 p.m. Organizers will have hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill to give away to attendees. The different first responder’s groups will also be giving away school supplies to those who need them in Turner County, however children must be present to receive school supplies. The Ashburn Turner County Chamber of Commerce will host a blood drive going on in honor of first responders. There will be a slime making station hosted by the Ashburn Women’s Club. The Turner County Sheriff’s Office will have a Turner County ROCKS painting station. There will be bingo games, wheel of fortune, a cake walk where players can win prizes, and other fun activities throughout the night. Turner County citizens can purchase memorial candles for the candle light vigil that will be held at 9 p.m. The candles will have navy blue for Ashburn police departments, red for both city and county fire departments, green for sheriff’s office, and royal blue for EMS. Candles are $1 and the funds will be used to support public safety workers. If your organization would like to be take part, please contact Amanda Stephens with the City of Ashburn at 229-567-3431 to sign up. The event is free of charge for everyone involved.
Source: Ashburn – Turner County Chamber of Commerce