|Kids check out a police car during National Night Out at The Pinecrest. [Photos by DeAnn Jelinek]|
Neighborhood organizations throughout the nation—including many in Mason District—celebrated National Night Out on Aug. 5 with friendly visits from police officers and firefighters. There were cookouts, ice cream socials, and block parties aimed at crime prevention and community building. Neighborhoods are safer when residents know and look out for one another.
|Residents of The Pinecrest|
|Police Capt. David Smith (second from left) talks to residents at The Pinecrest potluck on National Night Out.|
The National Night Out event at The Pinecrest community in Annandale had the theme, “A Clean Neighborhood Deters Crime,” reports DeAnn Jelinek. There was a potluck cookout at the gazebo, a contest aimed at educating residents about trash issues, and a police squad car for children to explore. Mason Supervisor Penny Gross and Capt. David Smith, commander of the Mason Police District, dropped by to chat with residents.
|Mason Supervisor Penny Gross has been coming to National Night Out at The Pinecrest for many years.|
|A poster encourages residents to clean up trash.|