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    Richard Cleghorn chats with JPD Sgt. Houston Gass during National Night Out Oct. 1. Cleghorn later gave the invocation at the event. Photo/ Brian Smith

A Night Out

Jacksboro meets with law enforcement, first responders during National Night Out

“It’s just nice to get out and meet everyone in this kind of format.”

Alice Vallejo’s thoughts spoke volumes Oct. 1, as she and her family enjoyed their time at National Night Out at the Jacksboro Middle School. National Night Out has been around for 36 years, but it was unclear on how long the local event had been going on.

Local police, firefighters and first responders came out to make themselves available to the community, showing people the equipment they use on a regular basis, which drew the interest of Maceo Castillo.

“This is what you do everyday?” Castillo asked members of the AirMed helicopter which attendees were allowed to look at and tour as it sat on the football field. “I want your job.”

Several displays and tables were set up with something for everyone. Adults were given the opportunity to get a free gunlock to keep their kids safe from weapons. Kids were able to learn more about organizations as Jack County STOMP, get a free bike helmet, candy and balloons and test their bike or scooter riding skills through an obstacle course.

For more on this story, see the Wednesday, October 9 edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.

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