The Woodstock community will get a chance to get up close with the area’s public safety agencies during the 8th Community Safety and Wellness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the W.W. Robinson Elementary and Central High schools.

Hosted by the Woodstock Police Department, the event will feature several activities and displays. Travis Pence, of the Woodstock Police Department, said this event will showcase the region’s public safety and community service agencies.

“This is the largest community outreach event that our department does annually,” he said.

Over 50 organizations will be in attendance to show residents what they can do to help their community. Activities include police demonstrations, a bicycle rodeo, a petting zoo, free document shredding, bounce houses, police, fire, EMS and heavy equipment vehicle displays, a teddy bear clinic, a life-sized Operation game, and hands-on displays to teach people how to have better health and wellness.

Other activities include an air care helicopter ride from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., a search and rescue K9 meet and greet from noon to 1:30 p.m., prize drawings at 1:30 p.m., and antique military vehicle demonstrations throughout the day. The annual fire truck pull will be taking place at 12:30 p.m., with registration for the event starting at noon

The event is free and open to the public, however, donations are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

For more information on the event, visit the Woodstock Police Department’s Facebook page:

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