Groton parties on National Night Out
Groton — The town held a National Night Out party Tuesday at Poquonnock Plains Park.
It featured Red Light Band, a hot dog eating contest, Gabriele's Karate demos, free food, Groton police K-9 demos, a vaccination clinic and touch-a-truck with police, fire and emergency services vehicles.
The annual National Night Out event is aimed at promoting police-community relations to reduce crime in neighborhoods. Norwich was another local municipality to participate this year, with a celebration at Howard T. Brown Memorial Park.
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