WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WOAY) – The White Sulphur Springs Neighborhood Watch Program is prepping for a large community event.
The program will host a community BBQ later this month. This event is free to residents and is open to the public and will include music and food.
Organizers say it is being held at the end of the month on the anniversary of the June 2016 floods in order to help restore trust within the community.
“Opportunity for people to come out and get to talk to us in a way that they wouldn’t be able to in a normal situation. When we respond to a scene it is normally not in the context it would be coming to a BBQ and just having a burger and sitting there talking to someone.” said, Shannon Morris, White Sulphur Springs Patrolman
“It’s just an opportunity for people to come and really get to know people in your community. And kind of restore that sense of community that was lost with the flood and just over the years.” said, Lindsey Wolford, Coordinator Of Neighborhood Watch
The event will be held on June 23 from Noon to 4 pm at Dick Gunnoe Memorial Park.