Centreville celebrates National Night Out
CENTREVILLE — National Night Out in Centreville on Thursday, Aug. 4, provided an opportunity for the community to enjoy the company of local law enforcement and emergency services in a fun, family atmosphere. Queen Anne’s County demonstrated that recent tensions across the nation have no place in Queen Anne’s, as was evidenced by the relaxed and mutually respectful attitudes of all who participated.
Corporal Kim Conley of the Centreville Police Department was in charge of coordinating the night’s events, which closed Lawyers Row for a few hours to allow families to participate in some old-fashioned fun. Hot dogs and cotton candy were prepared and handed out by law officers and county and town officials volunteered at a dunking booth. Music was provided by the United Methodist Church praise band and Price and Gannon’s Ace Hardware operated a popcorn machine and bounce house.
Conley said the community and local businesses are always supportive of the yearly event. “Centreville is fortunate to have such a strong community where everyone looks out for each other,” she said.
Representing the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services at Centreville’s National Night Out are, from left, Amanda Hoxter, Tracey Johnston, Casey Amos and Gavin Brinker Cole.
The praise band from the Centreville United Methodist Church displays their Centreville Police Department shirts while they perform for the crowd at National Night Out.
Displaying a banner signed by the community during the first Back the Badge event, Centreville Police Department serves up hot dogs at the National Night Out. From left, Ofc. Rudy Draper, Lt. Ken Rhodes, Chief Charlie Rhodes and Sgt. Robbie Hobbs.
Alex Boyles, age 3, from Centreville enjoys blue cotton candy courtesy of the Centreville Police Department.
Amiya Dorothy of Centreville meets an Army recruiter during National Night Out.
Taking a break from the festivities at the annual National Night Out in Centreville, these girls cool off with an ice cream.