By Jamison Hooks and Tia Lynn Lecorchick staff writers
Mark your calendar because The Morgan County Public Safety Community Night Out is coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6 pm. The event will be held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, next to Wal-Mart. The Morgan County Board of Commissioners encouraged the public to take advantage of this event, to support all public safety departments and to learn about how those departments function. According to Robert Markley, Morgan County Sheriff, “All public safety departments will be represented and it’s an opportunity for citizens to see the different kinds of equipment we use, even some of our specialty equipment.’ BOC Chairman Andy Ainslie is optimistic about the success of the event. “We are looking forward to it and we hope it has an good turnout,’ said Ainslie. At this event, various Morgan County agencies will be present to display their equipment and give presentations on what we can do to ensure our safety. Bomb Robots and a K9 demonstrations are just of the few sights for Morgan County residents to see at this year’s event coordinated by Morgan County 911 Communications. This event aims to bring public safety personnel and Morgan County residents together for an opportunity to learn about safety protocol and procedures in the area. “Everyone from the Humane Society to the Fire Department will be there. Each department will give a presentation on safety and how we can better prepare for emergencies,” said Event Coordinator Sue Roberts. The Morgan County Fire Department, Sherriff’s Department and Police Department will all be represented at the Morgan County Public Safety Night. “This is a great chance for the public to have a meet and greet with safety personnel in a non-emergency situation,” said Roberts. Those who attend can expect to see K9 Demonstrations, Georgia State Patrol, Bomb Robots, Sheriff Humvees, ambulances, fire trucks and much more. “This is our first year and we have high hopes for a wonderful turn out,” said Roberts. Along with the demonstrations, raffle tickets, cotton candy, and other goodies will be sold at the event. “All proceeds raised at the Public Safety Night will be put towards new equipment we may need,” said 911 Dispatch Pam Alexander. The Morgan County Public Safety Night out will be held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds on October 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet face to face with Morgan County’s local safety departments.