Sanford has cancelled its National Night Out event for 2020, according to a press release.

Typically held the first Tuesday of August, Sanford initially postponed National Night Out to October due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. That decision was made with guidance from the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), which is now recommending the event be cancelled.

“Sanford shines during National Night Out because we are a loving, caring community of people who like to live, work, and play together – and who look out for one another,” said Mayor Chet Mann. “Cancelling this year is another example of how we take care of each other, especially during hard times.”

Sanford’s program has consistently placed in the top three National Night Out programs in the nation and placed first in 2017.