Lower Township Encourages Community to Show Support for Police Department

LOWER TWP.- Lower Township Officials have asked residents to show their support for the Lower Township Police and other law enforcement by coming out to National Night Out.
The event will take place at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Terminal on August 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents will be asked to leave a message of appreciation and pick up a blue ribbon and blue light bulb to display at their homes or businesses.
The Blue Ribbon Challenge, part of a national movement to support law enforcement, has been embraced by local communities throughout Cape May County. Residents and visitors in Lower Township have shown support by putting out displays of blue lights on front porches and wearing blue ribbons. Township Hall has also displayed blue lights. Everyone is encouraged to stop by the township’s booth, which will be located next to the Lower Township Police Department’s booth, and pick up a blue light and a ribbon. The township will also have a “thank-you” poster for residents to sign and leave messages of encouragement and appreciation. Anco Ace Hardware donated the blue light bulbs for the event, which will be available while supplies last.
“There is a need to show support for the difficult and sometimes impossible job that police officers have,” Mayor Michael Beck said at a recent council meeting where the Police Department was honored in a proclamation. “As a community, we should come together and publicly support our police.”
There will be live music, public safety displays, games, pony rides, dunk tank, inflatables, complimentary hot dogs, pizza, pig roast, refreshments, and lots of family fun.