Next week, the Manchester community will come together for the “Back the Blue” event.
It’s a new event this year being hosted by Delaware County Pay It Forward in conjunction with National Night Out. Committee member Mindi Jackson says it will give kids and community members the opportunity to meet local law enforcement officers – she realized just how much that was needed a few weeks ago during the Coggon shooting.
Missy McIntyre says everyone is welcome to come out to the “Back the Blue” event next Tuesday, August 3rd from 4 to 8 pm at Tirrill Park in Manchester.
Door prize donations for the “Back the Blue” event are welcome, as well as monetary donations to help provide a free dinner to law enforcement officers. Any additional donations will go to Linn County Deputy William Halverson, who was injured in last month’s shooting in Coggon.