Local Boating And Golf Community’s Neighborhood Watch Committee To Host Anti-crime Event In Conjunction With National Campaign
NEW BERN, N.C. – Fairfield Harbour (http://www.fhpoa.com), a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced that its Neighborhood Watch Committee will host the community’s first National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center and Firehouse, located at 585 Broad Creek Road. The event is part of a national campaign through the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), a nonprofit organization that works to develop neighborhood watch groups and other crime prevention programs to create safer communities nationwide.
Sponsored by the Broad Creek Council, Fairfield Harbour’s National Night Out will encourage residents to participate in the campaign by leaving their front porch lights on from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to show support against crime. The event itself will feature live music, food and face painting at the community center.
National Night Out is a nationwide event that began in 1984 to raise awareness for safer communities and crime prevention. This year, more than 15,000 communities across the United States, U.S. territories, Canada and military bases worldwide will host similar events on the same night. This is Fairfield Harbour’s first time hosting the event.
“We are excited to host our first National Night Out,” said Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager of Fairfield Harbour. “This event is an excellent opportunity for the community to come together and show their support and appreciation for our Neighborhood Watch Committee, which works hard year-round to keep our residents as safe as possible.”
“I am looking forward to Fairfield Harbour making National Night Out an annual event,” said Larry Knapp, president of the Fairfield Harbour board of directors. “Our residents’ safety and happiness are always top priorities at Fairfield Harbour, and this campaign shows the community’s dedication to protecting our neighbors.”
“This is a fantastic event for our community,” said Ray Harrison, chairman of the Fairfield Harbour Neighborhood Watch Committee. “We are excited to join in this national campaign for safer communities and we know that Fairfield Harbour’s first National Night Out will be a great time for neighbors and friends to come together to support the cause.”
ABOUT FAIRFIELD HARBOUR:
Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit http://www.fhpoa.com.
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