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National Night Out
By Press Release
Challenges and Incentives
Barnes and Noble Nook – Drawing
Two Nooks will be given away. One for the North end and one for the South end participating communities.
Bullying, a part of life? Maybe, but does it have to be? NO. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office sees and understands the growing trends in technology, our youth, and our adult community. Bullying isn’t isolated to children; as a matter of fact adults face bullies in the workplace and the community too.
Our children learn how to handle these situations from us…you…the parent. The Sheriff’s Office has posted three illustrated book series called “Time for Kids Extra” distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National bullying Prevention Campaign. An e-book written my Rita Y. Toews “The Bully” and “Bullying Online and at School” resource book for Parents.
We make the change together! Let’s celebrate a “No Bully Zone”, as part of our National Night Out event. What a great way to ease into the upcoming school year, here are the rules.
1.Participating community members can go online to www.firstsheriff.com and click on the link for National Night Out.
2.Read one of the three available books from HRSA’s National Bullying Prevention Campaign. (printable too) TFK vol. 1- 3
3.During the National Night Out event in your community, locate your assigned Police Officer and/or Target Representative. They will ask you questions about the very important story you read. They will then give you a raffle ticket for the drawing.
4.On the ticket: Write your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and ADDRESS. You keep one and the Police Officer or Target Representative gets the other one.
5.An extra chance can be earned to enter the Nook drawing on August 5th 2012 from 1 – 5 pm at the Target store in California, Maryland. Target and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office are hosting a “Pre National Night Out Kick-Off”, Visit the Sheriff’s Office information table, pick up the highlighted reading material on our website, or if you have already read it, answer a few questions, and you will receive an extra entry ticket!
6.The drawing will be held on August 8th and announced via media sources. Winners will be contacted by telephone and notified. If we can not reach you within 5 days of the drawing another ticket will be drawn.
** Make sure to visit your local library and utilize their computers to access the books. The reading material is appropriate for grades 1st through 12th grade. Adults will enjoy the stories as well! **
Challenge #2 –
Crime Prevention and Safety Slogans
Advertising is all around us! It’s not always positive advertising but companies need to sell products to make money regardless. We can’t change that, but we can remind everyone of positive campaigns.
Starting July 30th the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will jog your memory concerning Crime Prevention and Safety slogans or sayings you may have heard in the past or even currently. Jot them down or commit them to memory and tune into 98.3 Star, 102.9 WKIK, or online for The Sheriff’s Office Slogans and win!: smnewsnet.com somd.com thebaynet.com somdnews.com firstsheriff.com countytimes.somd.com
1. Starting on July 30th and happening each day (July 30, 31st, Aug 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office will release a Slogan geared towards Crime Prevention and Safety Awareness. Each slogan has a history and that history will be revealed. So keep your ears and eyes open starting on July 30th.
2.During the National Night Out event on August 7th, locate one of your communities Police Officers or a Target Representative during your community event and tell them which slogan you liked best. You will then receive a ticket to be entered into the gift card drawing from Target.
3. If you loose your ticket it will not be replaced. You must have your ticket with you at the time you receive your prize. If we are unable to reach you within 5 days of the drawing another ticket will be drawn.
Target Representatives will also be handing out stuffed toy “Target Dogs” in police attire, in a limited supply to all those who participate in the Slogan Challenge.
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