Local law enforcement officers and other community leaders plan to kick off the 20th annual National Night Out in Halifax County with a parade that will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Halifax County Fairgrounds, located on Highway 360 (James D. Hagood Highway) in South Boston.
The event, slated to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, will be the culmination of many hours of hard work by members of the National Night Out Committee including Sheriff Fred S. Clark, Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Q. Martin, E-911 Coordinator Wendy Jones, VSP Sgt. Jeremy Smith, SBPD Chief Jim Binner, Cpt. Ronnie Edmonds, Halifax Police Chief Stuart Comer, Sgt. Jamar Florence, ABC Agent Jimmy Clay, SBFD Chief Steve Phillips, Halifax Police Chief Stuart Comer, Halifax County Game Warden Brandon Harris, Keith Wilson of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, BRRJA Captain Billy Enochs and the Rev. Ken Warfield.
Nationwide this will be the 36th annual National Night Out. In Halifax County, it will be the 20th year this event has been observed locally.
Tuesday evening’s event will include law enforcement, community fire departments, Halifax County Rescue and EMS personnel and other community organizations.
A free hot dog supper will kick off the event starting at 5 p.m. followed by a parade of police, emergency service and fire department vehicles at 5:30 p.m., Hot dogs will be served until 7:30 p.m. while supplies last.