Kids Fun Fest planned by Harrington Police

HARRINGTON – Summertime fun sounds like free ice cream, bouncy houses and water slides to the officers at the Harrington Police Department.

So, of course, they are planning a party.

The first annual Kids Fun Fest will be held Saturday, June 30 from 10-2 p.m. at the Harrington Parks and Recreation’s soccer field located at East Liberty Street.

“We were thinking of something to do for the youth and to [encourage] positive police interactions with them,” Chief Norman Barlow said.

“This is different from National night out because we are focusing on the youth in our community. We hope the youth comes out to spend a day with the Harrington police for a fun day,” Chief Barlow said. “We don’t know if we can do it every year, it all depends on funding, but we are excited to be able to make this event happen this year.”

Cpl. Byron Stubbs and Cpl. Carl Klotz said their crew will ring in summer with three bouncy houses, two water slides, a Velcro wall and free ice cream from Felton’s ice cream truck.

“So, bring your bathing suit,” Cpl. Stubbs said in the video announcement made on Facebook.

Food will also be available for purchase from the AAU girls’ basketball team.

“So, pack up your kids and come on down and enjoy a Fun Fest day with the Harrington Police Department,” Cpl. Klotz added. “We’ll see you there.”

The Harrington Police Department is also planning its annual Youth Academy which begins June 18. About 15 youth from the area will learn just what it takes to be an officer in Harrington.

“It will be another good year for the youth to learn a little about what we have to do and how to get here. It will be a week long with a lot of good classes and interaction with the police. I think it will be fun for all involved,” Chief Barlow said.

For more information about the Harrington Police Department, visit them on Facebook or call 302-398-4493.

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