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Charleston kids can meet police, fire personnel

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The Friday Night Lights program is sponsored by the local police and fire departments and the city Recreation Department. The Friday Night Lights program is sponsored by the local police and fire departments and the city Recreation Department.
CHARLESTON, SC -

A pilot program in Charleston this summer allows kids to have fun, develop character and meet police and fire personnel.

The Friday Night Lights program is sponsored by the local police and fire departments and the city Recreation Department.

Starting Friday and on six other Friday nights this summer, the events are held at city pools and parks. Children from ages 5 to 15 can participate in such things as arts and crafts, a basketball shootout, soccer, flag football, swimming, music and dance. There's also food and movies shown on a 20-foot inflatable screen.

Police Chief Greg Mullen says the program gives kids a chance to participate in positive activities and build relationships with police officers, firefighters, and recreation workers.

Friday Night Lights will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on these dates and at these sites:

• Friday - Herbert Hasell Pool and Harmon Park at 265 Fishburne St.

• June 28 - W.L. Stephens Aquatics Center and Forest Park at 780 West Oak Forest Drive

• July 12 - Westchester Park at 1443 Secessionville Road

• July 19 - Martin Luther King Pool and Martin Park at 155 Jackson St.

• July 26 - Herbert Hasell Pool and Harmon Park

• August 2 - Martin Luther King Pool and Martin Park

Activities include arts and crafts, a basketball shootout, soccer, flag football, swimming, music, dance, educational sessions, food and movies shown on a 20-foot inflatable screen.

For more information contact Crystal Reed at 958-6485, Sharon Robinson at 720-2401 or Carolyn Brown at 720-1999.

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