The Stephens County Crime Stoppers will break out of the mold of people’s perceptions and hope to get a little more community awareness out there while hosting some family-friendly fun.
The board of Crime Stoppers decided it was time for people to see a different side, according to Tom Montgomery.
“We wanted to have something fun for the citizens of the city and county to do,” he said. “We’ll have activities for the kids as well as the adults — a day of fun for the entire family.”
Board member Gary Douglas agreed and said family events were a great prevention tool for CrimeStoppers because families who do activities together tend to stay away from drugs. He said drugs seem to be the root of a lot of the crime they see at CrimeStoppers.
The event is from noon to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Fuqua Park.
“We’re starting at 12 noon, our set up time is suppose to be 11 o’clock. We open up with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer and then Cowboy Pickers, they play for about an hour and half. Then another group will be coming in and at 3 o’clock, we’ll have the Old81 Band, they’re going to perform until 6 p.m.”
Douglas said there were a few more details to iron out but the final act should be a surprise for the crowd.
“Then at 8:30 p.m. we will have a movie in the park for the kiddos — it’s going to be ‘Finding Nemo,’” he said.
People who want to volunteer can come down during set up and “we’ll put them to work.”
There is also a raffle for lots of prizes and tickets are for sale.