Mayor Paul Ricketts has announced the City is combining two very popular events this year — the 11th Annual Public Safety Day together with the Community Day and Chili Cook-off. The City has taken the best features from both venues in order to create a day of fun for the entire family as well as showcase the City’s services, local restaurants, businesses and public safety.
Free admission for the entire family offers an exciting and informative schedule of entertaining events on Saturday, August 28th from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at Fire Station #40, 9530 East 59th Street (corner of 59th Street and Lee Road), located at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
There will be live demonstrations of auto extrication, police K-9s, SWAT static displays, and more. The Hoo-Doo Band and “M.C. Axe and the Fire Crew” will both make special appearances, which are always crowd pleasers. Police and fire apparatus will be on display and kids will have an opportunity to spray a simulated fire with a real fire hose. A Blackhawk helicopter will land and be on display, as well.
Local restaurants will be giving out free samples of their fares.
Back by popular demand is the Chili Cook-off contest. The judges are Mayor Paul Ricketts, Tom Britt, Steve King, Chris Burd and Dick Wolfsie. Come and cheer on Vickie from Chef Suzanne’s catering team!!! They are great!!
Police Officers and Firefighters will be grilling and selling hamburgers and hotdogs to raise funds to benefit both the Lawrence Fire Department Needy Family Fund and the FOP’s Kops and Kids program.
For more information, please call Candy Davis at 545-6191 or Dino Batalis at 547-4371