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Washington Police Department to host Community Fun Day

Havens Gardens will be alive with activity this Saturday, as the Washington Police Department hosts its annual Community Fun Day. Featuring free food, music, and fun for the whole family, the event will be an opportunity for residents to connect with representatives of the local law enforcement community.

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, the public is welcome to attend the event. With games and activities for the kids and information for adults, the event will have something for everyone.

Law enforcement officials from both the Washington Police Department and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office will be at the event.

“It’s all about getting the community out and being able to intermingle with law enforcement,” WPD Crime Prevention and Community Outreach Manager Kimberly Grimes said. “It’s about coming together, giving out information and having a good time in a positive environment.”

In addition to representatives from law enforcement, nonprofit domestic violence shelter Ruth’s House will host face and mask painting as part of its effort to unmask domestic violence in Beaufort County.

“We can work together on getting that message out there,” Grimes said. “So many times people do not feel they have a voice or an avenue to turn to. This is about getting that information to them to let them know that we are there and that they have somewhere they can go to for safe haven.”

As an added bonus, visitors to the Community Fun Day can also expect to see some professional football players during the event. Players participating in the Terrance Copper and Washington Police and Fire Service Football Camp will be signing autographs.