Hampden National Night Out held Friday

Hampden County

HAMPDEN, Mass. (WWLP) – The Hampden Police Department held an event on Friday for the community to meet their local first responders.

It was a pretty good turnout for public safety night in town. Families and the general public got to see live public safety demonstrations, such as a state police helicopter, K-9 units along with ambulances, and the Hampden Fire Department.

Those who attended were welcomed with food from local vendors and fireworks after dark. The outdoor family-friendly event had a bounce house and free ice cream.

“For kids and families to come out and talk to officers in a regular fun setting and there’s food provided,” said William Jacques of the Hampden Police Department.

A flu vaccine clinic was provided by Big Y Pharmacy.

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