Hundreds attended the annual event designed to build safer communities, as well as strengthen relationships between community member and first responders. 

Residents of all ages enjoyed free games, food and fun. 

It was an event that had even more meaning because of what happened 17 years ago.

“It was kind of accidental how we got it  set on this day, it was just the way it fell,” Sheriff Justin Cole said. “It’s it is definitely on the back of our minds. This is an important day so we are celebrating as a community.”

“The support that the community gives us at least locally is just overwhelming,” Lieutenant Jeff Remmy said. “It’s something that you don’t see daily happening in the bigger cities so it means a lot around here.” 

When asked where they were on 9/11, both said they were working, when the planes hit the towers of the World Trade Center. 

The event, has been going on for more than a decade and they are already planning for next years event.