The storms stood at bay last night allowing the residents on Oregano Lane, and especially Allie Adams who led the effort, to organized and sponsor Autumn Chase’s first participation in National Night Out between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. last night. I must say, I think they pulled it off quite well!
They provided popsicles, water, outdoor games, and activities for kids. Eric, Allie’s bow, spent the evening grilling hot dogs by the dozen which were a welcomed and unexpected treat.
We did not take a head count, but I think we had at least 30 households stop by at one point or another to meet and greet their neighbors. We were also privileged to have two of Fairfax County’s finest pay us a visit. First Lieutenant Jonathan Ortiz of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and PFC Robert Marshall of the Fairfax County Police Department. They chatted with residents, passed out badges etc. for the kids and Lieutenant Ortiz even let some of the youngsters turn on his patrol cars lights and siren.
In short, a good time was had by all. A few of us hams even gathered for a pic. Looks like a repeat next year is in order, so if you missed this one, be on the lookout next year!!
Bravo Zulu Allie!!!
Mark E. Camporini
President, Autumn Chase Hunt HOA