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Lee County Sheriff's Office Celebrates Safe Communities

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has partnered with several communities to host Celebrate Safe Communities events through community picnics, marches, candlelight vigils, and parades.

Start Date: October 1, 2008
City, State: Fort Myers, FL
Intended audience(s):
Business owners, Children, College or university student, staff, or faculty, Community volunteers, Homeowner or neighborhood associations, K-12 school faculty or administrators, Local elected officials, Local government agency officials (other than public safety), Local news media, Members of civic organizations, Military service members and their families, Parents, Representatives of public safety agencies besides law enforcement (fire, emergency services, emergency planning/management), Senior citizens, Teens, Watch groups (Block, Neighborhood, Business), Youth-serving organizations (B&G Clubs, YMCA, etc.)

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has partnered with several community groups, including the City of Bonita Springs, Charleston Park, Pine Manor, and Page Park, to host Celebrate Safe Communities events between October 1 and October 6.

During these events there will be community picnics to increase community involvement and promote neighbors coming together for a common cause--community safety. Many communities are holding coloring and drawing contests for younger participants and providing a way that parents can have their children fingerprinted and DNA collected. There will be marches and parades against crime and the Pine Manor community will end its Celebrate Safe Communities event with a candlelight vigil honoring crime victims.

In addition to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, the fire stations in these communities and Lee County Human Services will participate by assisting the communities in the planning and in educating community members and event attendees about safety and security.

To attend a Celebrate Safe Communities event near you go to

Pine Manor, October 1, 2009, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center

Bonita Springs, October 2, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., location to be announced

Charleston Park, October 6, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Basketball Pavilion

Page Park, October 6, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center




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