On August 1st, Blue Thanksgiving was proud to be a part of the 40th anniversary of National Night Out, which is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. It is also an opportunity to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. Agencies across the country come together with businesses, nonprofits and other agencies for an evening of family fun for the communities.
This year, we were happy to once again provide a photo opportunity for guests with a Cobb County Police squad car in a photo booth. Guests were able to take home photo strips to commemorate the evening. We also handed out bookbags, individual packages of cookies, chips, crackers and candies along with our logo badge stickers. Our directors CCPD Chief (ret.) Tim Cox and his wife Jenny, with Deputy Chief Steve Kucynda with wife Robin and daughter Emily were all in the BTI booth with Secretary Douglas Hill and President Kim Peace Hill. We also had Advisor, Dana Atwood helping man the booth. The weather cooperated and after a week of blistering muggy heat, the humidity dropped and there was a soft breeze to keep us cool A really great time was had by all who worked the event, as well as those who visited. We look forward to partnering again with CCPD in 2024 at this and other events.