Laurel Ridge’s Middletown Campus hosting National Night Out Aug. 7

For Immediate Release:
August 1, 2018

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134


The community is invited to join the Laurel Ridge Community College Police Department as it hosts National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6-9 p.m. along with Middletown and Stephens City police departments.

The nationwide community-building effort between police and their neighbors was started by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984 with more than 2 million people in 400 communities. Now, more than 38 million people in all 50 states, U.S. territories and on U.S. military bases around the world participate in a variety of ways, such as block parties, cookouts and festivals.

“There are going to be K-9 demonstrations with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police at the Middletown Campus,” Laurel Ridge Police Lt. Chris Adams says. “An aircare helicopter will be landing.”

Additionally, there will also be displays by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Carrier Services, Stephens City Fire and Rescue Co., and Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co.

A concrete truck form Vulcan Materials Co. will be available for “Touch-A-Truck,” a chance to climb in and learn more about the vehicle. Shaffer’s BBQ and Sugar Creek Sweets will be on-site selling their delicious wares.

“This is a great way to get to know the police and other first responders serving your neighborhood,” says Lt. Adams. “Children will have the opportunity to interact with police officers and emergency personnel in a friendly, relaxed setting.”

In case of rain, the event will be moved into the Corron Community Development Center on campus.


Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Laurel Ridge Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Laurel Ridge Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Laurel Ridge shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment. Inquiries may be directed to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources, [email protected]173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-7226.

Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.