By Sue Moore
In an effort to reach out to children in the Vicksburg community, Police Chief Scott Sanderson is starting a series of events this summer that involve his officers and any youngster who would like to participate.
Kickball with the Cops will take place on Thursday, June 28 from 5-6 p.m. at the Centennial playground in back of the clubhouse. Boys and girls from all ages are welcome to participate and get to know the men who protect them day and night, according to Chief Sanderson.
Soccer with the kids is the next scheduled get-together with young people. It’s set for Thursday, July 12 at the Sunset Lake school playground from 5-6 p.m.
Whiffle ball is on the agenda for Thursday, Aug. 9 at Centennial from 5-6 p.m. All of these will be listed on the village’s Facebook page should there be a weather-related cancellation.
To celebrate the National Night Out program and bring Vicksburg’s many residents together, local police, fire department personnel and ambulance service members will meet the public at Clark Park from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7. “This is our chance for the public to get to know law enforcement and other personnel who protect and serve the people of this community,” Sanderson said.
There are new officers on the Vicksburg police force: Taylor Herrick was hired in the fall of 2017. New part-time officers Joe Sheteron and James Skidmore fill in when needed, Sanderson said.