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Fortville PD hosting Community Night Out Saturday

While Mother Nature may have gotten the best of Fortville in June, Fortville Police Chief Bill Knauer is resilient.  For that reason, the Fortville Police Department will be trying to hold their annual "Community Night Out" this Saturday.


The festivities begin at 3 p.m. at Landmark Park on East Street and will feature a cookout, vendors, games and music.


Chief Knauer said the event is an important one.


"First and foremost, it gives us an opportunity, as police officers, to engage with the community. It also gives the community an opportunity to see the police as regular people just doing a different job," Knauer told Giant FM.


In addition, there will be fire trucks on hand, SWAT vehicles and plenty of activities for children. 


"I believe it helps build a partnership with the community, and it gives the community, as a whole, an opportunity to get together and share with each other their families and kids at no expense to the taxpayers. This is an event I look forward to every year as I always get to meet new people and see old friends in town," Knauer said.