Mark your calendars! There are several exciting events upcoming from One Community for everyone to take a part of.
FOOD GIVEAWAY – On Saturday, Aug. 5, the Danville Police Department is hosting Tyson Foods at 8 a.m. at 1 Community Way to give away boxes of frozen food. Many volunteers including the Danville Fire Department will be assisting with the giveaway. Boxes will be given away on a first come, first served basis. Vehicles are required to receive a box, and one box will be given per vehicle. Use the 2291 Memorial Drive entrance. Must arrive at start time, no early arrivals.
BACK TO SCHOOL – One Community and Danville Public Schools are partnering to hold a back to school event for all ages. All students will be welcomed back during the first day of school Monday, Aug. 7 by members of the Danville Police Department.
ART CONTEST – One Community is holding an art contest for the Bikes on Main Cruise-In (details below). Show off your best art skills and if your work is chosen, it will be used on the t-shirts for the third annual cruise-in. Artwork must incorporate the One Community logo. Email Sgt. D.C. Ferguson for any questions, submissions and to receive the logo at email@example.com or call 434-797-8898 ext. 1.
MOTORCYCLE CRUISE-IN – Rev into the third annual Bikes on the Main Cruise-In Sunday, Aug. 27, from 4-8 p.m. in Danville’s historic River District. ATV’s are welcome! All participants are required to leave their vehicles parked once they have entered the event area. This protocol is in place for public safety, risk management and best practices.
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE – One Community will hold the first ever Daddy Daughter Dance Night Friday, Sept. 1, at 5 p.m. at 1 Community Way. This is a semi-formal dance, with food, photos, prizes and more. This event is free, but is limited to the first 30 sign-ups. Officer escorts available. Reserve yours today: https://tinyurl.com/2s3v797t
5K WITH 5-0 – The annual 5k with 5-0 will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8 a.m. at the Danville Police Department, located at 1 Community Way. Entry is $25, and registration ends Saturday, Aug. 19, at 11:59 p.m. Register today: https://tinyurl.com/55czc4nz. The 5k is to promote healthy living while also connecting and building positive relationships with your local Danville Police Department. This year the race will be 9/11 themed! This means, all medals, t-shirts, etc. will follow the theme along with the Danville Fire Department and other first responders present for the event. We will hold a moment of silence in remembrance of all that lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
The race is in partnership with The Brick running store. The 5k will be comprised of flat and hilly surfaces making it a perfect combination of challenging and rewarding. This year, the race will start and finish at our new police department located at One Community Way, Danville VA directly off Memorial Drive.
The $25 charge includes a t-shirt, police swag bag, snacks, drinks and your bib.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – The Danville Police Department will hold National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. More details to be announced.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
CARS & COMMUNITY – The third annual Cars & Community cruise-in will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Dan River Church. This event will feature Faith & Blue, bringing together faith and law enforcement for a day of community unit building. There will be a little something for all ages.
GOLF TOURNAMENT – DPD’s Police on the Green Golf Tournament returns Friday, Oct. 27 for a captain’s choice contest at Goodyear Golf Club (245 Jenny Lane, Danville, VA 24541). Scan the QR Code or visit https://tinyurl.com/2023DPDGolf for more details, and to register your team today. Costs are $240 per team and includes green fees, cart and lunch. Mulligans and red tees are $5, and limited to one each per player. Hurry! Space is limited. Contact Community Relations Liaison Ashtyn Foddrell at 434-797-8898 ext. 5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CHRISTMAS EVENT – Santa’s Little Blue Helpers returns in December. One Community will be collecting donations for our annual giveaway. Watch for donation and registration details to be announced in November.