Have a Night Out in Jacksonville!

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National Night Out

Summer is the perfect time to spend outside and having a good time. The city of Jacksonville just announced their annual National Night Out which will take place August 5th. This event is now 20 years old so it’s sure to be a night to remember. So jump in your Ford Explorer and bring the whole family. Here at Sanders Ford we believe in having fun and doing good for the community, and with this event you get to do both!

The National Night Out is America’s night out against crime. It takes place August 5 from 5-9pm at the Riverwalk Crossing Park. There will be events to enjoy for the whole family, including live music, bicycle giveaway, military vehicles and demonstrations, police and fire vehicles, children’s activities, food vendors, and of course fireworks to end the night. The National Night Out originated in 1984 in an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activites, police-community partnership, and neighborhood bonding. The event is always held the first Tuesday in August and more than 12,000 citizens attend every year.

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This year the event is partnered with the Running with the Law 5K. This run started last year and will hopefully continue to occur in partnership with the National Night Out. The 5K will take place August 2 and goes to benefiting the Special Olympics. The run gives the community a chance to run side by side with area law enforcement officers, get exercise and support a great cause. The event is open to the public and only costs $20 to sign up before the deadline of July 31. Racers are encouraged to dress up in their favorite bad guy outfit.

Sanders Ford is looking forward to this great opportunity to spend some time with the community of Jacksonville. National Night Out is the perfect event to meet your neighbors and local police officers and have some good old fashion summer fun. Sanders Ford would love to meet you too! Come schedule a test drive and check out all the new vehicles we have in stock.

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