NORTHPORT POLICE, TURNING POINT TEAM UP TO HOST FALL FESTIVAL

Reporting by WVUA 23’s Samantha Fisher

Tonight, the Northport Police Department held its second annual fall festival with Turning Point to give awareness to domestic violence. Last year’s Northport fall festival was held at the Northport Police Department. However, the turnout was so big that they decided to have the festival at Kentuck Park.

Kids dressed up in costumes and collected candy from several organizations that volunteered to set up tents at this event. The festival had several food trucks stationed throughout the park.

Metro animal shelter also attended the event and brought a truck of dogs waiting to get adopted.

“We did it to try and fundraise for Turning Point, because they do a lot in our community as far as domestic violence and giving resources to people,” Northport PD’s public information officer Keith Carpenter said.

This event was a great way for to bring the community together and raise awareness of domestic violence.

“Last year, we had our awareness event in our parking lot with the food trucks and then we participated in Northport’s fall festival and we decided to combine this year,” said Equiller Mahone, the executive director of Turning Point, said. “And we wanted to do something fun for the community and give back.”

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