Hermiston to Host Faith & Blue Weekend on Oct. 8 at EOTEC

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The city of Hermiston will host its first Faith & Blue Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center.

The family-friendly event celebrates the partnership between local law enforcement and the Hermiston community with the opportunity to get to know the men and women who work in public safety. The event includes food vendors, games, raffles, pumpkin painting, hayrides, and more.

“As Hermiston strives to be an inclusive community, it’s important that we strengthen relationships between all residents,” said Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston. “Public safety officers take the job of protecting and serving the community very seriously, but sometimes that means simply enjoying time together to understand each other better.”

The event is in partnership with the Hermiston Faith-Based Advisory Committee, Hermiston Police Chaplain Program, local and regional law enforcement, and the Hermiston Parks & Recreation Department. Local service clubs and organizations interested in getting involved with the event can contact Parks and Recreation Director Brandon Artz at bartz@hermiston.or.us.

Faith & Blue Weekend is a national event with activities in communities across the country that bring together law enforcement and residents to build connections, create mutual understanding, and enhance justice and reconciliation.

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