Town of Griffith Community Day - Central Park - 11 am - 4 pm
The Town of Griffith Public Safety and Community Day (formerly known as the Public Safety Extravaganza) is an annual interactive public safety outreach event aimed toward public education and awareness. In addition to public safety exhibitions, our community partners, non-profit organizations, and school clubs or sports teams from throughout the area are represented and given the opportunity to fundraise, recruit new members, or distribute important information. There are also games for kids, bounce houses, a live DJ, photo booth, and visits from Ronald McDonald, Darren the DARE Lion, princesses and superheroes, and a magic show! This year the event will feature a Lake County Police helicopter landing, K-9 demonstration by Dyer Officer JD Sickles and his canine partner Igar, accident extrication demonstration by the Griffith Fire Department, dance exhibition by the South Shore Dance Alliance, the Magic of Steven Kellogg, vintage armed forces vehicles, interactive archery exhibitions, lots of games and giveaways, and the National Anthem performed by the Griffith High School Chorale, during which we invite all current and former service members to stand around them as they sing.
Also, make sure to plan on participating in the annual Griffith Fire Department Auxiliary sponsors the “Guns and Hoses Blood Drive” which runs directly next to our event.
At this event you will be able to see Griffith's public safety vehicles and equipment up close, and meet the men and women responsible for keeping our community safe. This is a family friendly event and we encourage those of all ages to attend. Last year's event was the best one yet, and we hope to expand into an even more successful event this year. Hope to see you there!
For more information contact Officer Peter Ghrist at (219)924-4281 x3313 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For pictures from previous year's events, follow the link below for the event page.
This year our Public Safety and Community Day will take place again at Central Park on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 from 11 am - 4 pm (rain date August 28th). Public safety demonstrations will take place throughout the day (final schedule TBA). In addition to public safety exhibitions, last year we added our community partners and non-profit organizations from throughout the area which were also present at the event, and he hope to add even more this year. Athletic programs and other organizations from Griffith Public Schools will also be represented. If you are a member of a non-profit organization which would like to participate in this year's event, contact Officer Pete Ghrist at 219-924-4281 x3313, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
So come out and see a K-9 demonstration, helicopter landing, accident extrication, DUI investigation, and much more. There will be games for kids, bounce houses, a live DJ, and a visit from Ronald McDonald. You will be able to see Griffith's public safety vehicles and equipment up close, and meet the men and women responsible for keeping our community safe. This is a family friendly event and we encourage those of all ages to attend. Last year's event was the best one yet, and we hope to expand into an even more successful event this year. Much more information to follow as we get closer to the day of the event. Hope to see you on September 19th!
To join the Facebook page for the event and get updated information, please click HERE.
Griffith Police Dept on Facebook
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