Tuesday, August 03, 1999

Parties, cookouts in plans

        • Boone County Police will hold a block party at Oakbrook Park, Oakbrook Drive and Shady Cove, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will include a cookout, displays of Boone County Police and SWAT Team equipment, a demonstration by the Boone County Canine Unit and free child IDs.

        • Erlanger Police plan a similar event at Lloyd High School from 6 to 10 p.m. The Erlanger Police Department will display its bike patrol, canine units, police cruisers and DARE units. The Fire Depart ment will have trucks on display, and Parks and Recreation will entertain residents with a magic show, music and a cookout.

        • The Forest Park Police and Fire Divisions will present the city's 10th annual National Night Out ceremonies at Winton Woods High School at 1231 W. Kemper Road from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will feature more than 60 federal, state, and local police and fire safety displays, and entertainment and refreshments will be free.

        • Covington residents will hold a block party at 11th Street and Hermes Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Florence police officers will appear at a neighborhood watch party at Saddlebrook subdivision from 6 to 9 p.m. Besides a cookout and cotton candy booth, residents will also be treated to demonstrations by the city's police and fire departments, canine units and water rescue team.

        Other events are planned throughout the month.

        • On Wednesday, the Edgewood Police Department will host a picnic and safety expo at Freedom Park from 6 to 10 p.m. Police and fire departments from Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati area are expected to attend the festival, which will feature demonstrations by the Kentucky State Police, water search and rescue teams and bomb and drug dog units. The Highway Safety Department will also be conducting free child safety seat inspections.

        • A second Covington block party will be held Friday at 16th and Woodburn streets. There will be a dog demonstration and a bike demonstration by the Covington Police Department.

        • A similar block party will be held Aug. 13 in Covington at Byrd and Maryland streets.

        • Covington neighborhood watch groups will hold a fourth block party Aug. 16 at Highland Avenue Wesleyan Church, which will feature demonstrations by the police department's horse and dog units.


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