It’s time for Sartell senior citizens to register for the seventh annual Cookout with Cops that will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug 28 at St. Francis Xavier Church’s Gathering Place.
Early reservations are needed so the police department can plan on how much food to order and other accommodations.
The annual event, sponsored by the police department, is a way for seniors and police to establish good bonds while enjoying a barbecue lunch together and hearing guest speakers on safety issues.
“The event is a way for seniors to get to know the other seniors who live in the community as well as the police officers who serve them and other citizens on a a daily basis,” said Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes.
The lunch consists of hot dogs, hamburgers and all the usual fixings.
In recent years, the event has averaged about 200 attendees each time, Hughes noted.
A group called “Just Friends” will provide musical entertainment. A seminar on identity theft and personal safety will be given by police officers and other guest speakers.
The event is free and open to seniors ages 55 and above. To register, call 320-258-7365.