Dancing with the Blue

The Rainsville Police Department is hosting their second Policeman’s Ball at the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center this month.

On Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. the community is invited to join the police department and their spouses for a dinner, dancing and fellowship, Police Chief Kevin Smith said.

Tickets are $25 per person and include admission, dinner and dessert. Smith said the semi-formal event gives the community a chance to mingle and spend time with their local law enforcement.

“Anybody can come,” Smith said. “It’s not just for law enforcement. We do this so everyone can meet us, hang out with us and learn how we are. We’re people just like anyone else, and I want people to know their police officers.”

Smith said the police department only has 13 officers, but last year’s event saw over 150 participants.

“It’s a night of camaraderie for us, as well,” he said. “We get to hang out with each other off the clock as a family.”

Smith said the department will sell raffle tickets at the event for prizes donated by local businesses, and there will be a photo booth available for pictures.

This year, the department is offering sponsorships for businesses that would like to advertise at the event.

“If someone wants to sponsor a table, that gives them eight tickets for a table,” he said. “They can send us how they want their advertisements, and we’ll print them and put it on the table for them. We’ll mention them throughout the night, as well. This is the first that we’re doing it, and we’ve got a few that are sponsoring so far.”

Childcare will not be provided at the event and alcohol is prohibited, he said.

“We had a blast last year, and we had a lot of requests to continue doing it,” Smith said. “It’s a good community outreach event.”

To purchase a table sponsorship or individual tickets, call the Rainsville Police Department at 256-638-2157 or contact a Rainsville police officer.

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