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Twinsburg safety forces spend National Night Out with community

From Staff Reports Published: July 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Twinsburg -- The community is invited to the city's inaugural National Night Out Aug. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.

It's the 33rd year for the nationwide event, and the first time Twinsburg will be a part of it.

There will be children's activities, music, crime prevention and safety displays and demonstrations, and a "Forces Challenge," pitting the police department against the fire department in various competitions.

"The goal of the program is to keep Twinsburg great," said Officer Greg Kopniske. "We can't do that unless we work with community, unless they tell us, 'Here's the problems we're having, how can we work together to solve them?' The key words are 'work together.'"

The crime prevention and safety event is designed to promote law enforcement and community partnerships and enable safer, better neighborhoods.

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The fair will provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement and citizen recognition, interaction and connection. Similar NNO events will take place across the nation the same day at various venues.

Activities will also feature a kids zone, complete with games and face painting, sponsored by Matt Cellura of M & G Pools; entertainment, including a D.J. sponsored by the Rotary Club of Twinsburg; and free food, sponsored by Red's Catering.

The Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Twinsburg have partnered to sponsor, plan and coordinate the celebration.

Approximately 2,000 people are expected.

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