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Prince George
County, VA

PG National Night Out Activities Canceled for 2020

PG National Night Out
Activities Canceled for 2020

County Administrator Percy Ashcraft announced Thursday that National Night Out activities in Prince George County will be canceled for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

National Night Out is annually scheduled on the first Tuesday in August, but this year’s event in Prince George was moved to October 6 with the hope the pandemic would be under control.  As a result of forecasts indicating consistent concerns surrounding the pandemic, Ashcraft has canceled this year’s event after consulting with Police Department personnel.

“It is disappointing,” Ashcraft said.  “This event brings hundreds of people out of their homes every year to celebrate unity within our community and partnerships with public safety personnel.  However, the apparent risk to hold this event is too great this year as we attempt to do as much as possible not to expose our citizens to the coronavirus.”

Prince George has increased site locations over the years and had approximately 34 lined up for this year’s celebration.  The locations included businesses, churches and neighborhoods all over the County. 

“We value this event and the effort that both our citizens and County Government have put forth to keep our community safe,” Ashcraft said.  “We look forward to everyone being able to participate safely in 2021.”

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