The people behind the successful Atlantic City community cook outs are hoping to help another local community fight crime by bringing residents together.
Members of Coalition for a Safe Community gathered in Pleasantville Friday morning to help city leaders plan a community cookout behind are holding an event in Pleasantville. The event will include food, giveaways, and fun activities for kids. City leaders hope that community events will help fight crime.
Mayor Jesse Tweedle of Pleasantville stated, "Have the community reach out and touch our police officers and firefighters, get to know that these people are just regular people, it's very important that we establish some type of trust that the community gets involved and they call in and give us tips and just have that level of confidence and trust in us."
Pleasantville's community event will be held on September 21st from 1 to 4 pm at the new hope community center on Woodland Avenue.
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