The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Seven Local Communities Participate in National Night Out Against Crime

 Seven communities in the City of Gaithersburg are joining with more than 15,000 across the country to participate in the 28th Annual National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime campaign.
 On Tuesday, August 2 from 7 to 9 p.m., participating neighborhoods will hold events to increase drug prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs, encourage residents to be involved in their communities, and to send a message that neighborhoods are organized to fight back against crime. The NNO programs help bring together residents, law enforcement agencies, local officials, civic groups, and neighborhood organizations. 
 Participating neighborhoods in Gaithersburg include:
Saybrooke – Cookout at the Community Pool, 702 Saybrooke Oaks Boulevard.
Hyde Park (6 – 9 p.m.) – Cookout at their Community Pool, 400 block of Christopher Avenue.
Quince Orchard Park – Outdoor picnic and demonstrations at their Community Center, 500 Highland Ridge Road.
Kentlands – Event at their Community Center, 485 Tschiffely Square Road.
Orchard Ponds (5 – 9 p.m.) – Activities at their Community Center located at 945 Clopper Road.
Brighton Village Apartments – Event at their Community Pool, 345 West Side Drive.
Antojitos Restaurant (6 – 9 p.m.) in Olde Towne, holding an event in their parking lot at 12 E. Diamond Avenue.
 Child Identity kits will be distributed for home use, along with informational brochures.
 For more information on Gaithersburg’s NNO programs please call the Gaithersburg Police Department at 301-258-6168, email,, or visit the City’s website at

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