Fairfax County Police officers look on during remarks made at National Night Out. Vinson Hall hosts National Night Out as a way to say thanks to the many first responders who support the community every day.
Photo by Amiee Freeman
Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean. celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The community pitched a big tent and invited Vinson Hall residents, community first responders, nearby churches, and other neighbors to visit and enjoy a cook-out. Vinson Hall views National Night Out as an occasion to say thank you to the first responders and other neighbors who support the community every day. Vinson Hall dining staff grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and BBQ chicken for more than 200 attendees. Members of the Fairfax County Police Department and the McLean Volunteer Fire Department stopped by to enjoy the festivities. The Police Department brought with them Lennie, a six-month old golden retriever who is being trained to be first responder K9. Delegate Rip Sullivan also attended and presented Vinson Hall with a signed copy of Joint Resolution 787, commending Vinson Hall on 50 years of service to McLean seniors. Vinson Hall is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.