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Two upcoming community events will provide DeKalb County residents access to county commissioners, law enforcement and other officials while providing resources.

On October 8, DeKalb County Commissioners Mereda Davis Johnson and Larry Johnson will host the DeKalb Community Empowerment Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the South DeKalb Gallery (South DeKalb Mall) in Decatur.

Members of the DeKalb Department of Social Services and the DeKalb County Board of Health will also attend the festival described in a flyer as focusing on “citizen engagement with responsive services and better health for all.”

Officials will be giving out $100 gift cards, while supplies last, to those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot at the event. Attendees can also get flu shots, health screenings and information about voting and the upcoming general election while commissioners provide federal and local updates on issues affecting DeKalb County, according to a Press release.

The festival will feature live entertainment, music, food and access to additional community resources, officials said.

Also on October 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, the DeKalb County Police Department will kick off its Faith and Blue weekend events, which will include a community fair featuring coats and apparel. free school supplies and connections to county resources, officials said.

At 4:30 p.m. on October 10, the DeKalb County Police Department’s Faith and Blue weekend events will continue at the PEACE Baptist Church in Decatur and will include a Q&A with law enforcement. local, a showcase and demonstrations of equipment from the department’s specialized units as well as activities for children such as trunk-or-treat.

“Local faith leaders and the DeKalb County Police Department are building a healthier DeKalb County community – mentally, physically, financially and spiritually,” officials said. “We have several community stakeholders partnering with us to make sure this is a great community initiative.”

According to the National Faith and Blue website, the weekend is held annually “to facilitate safer and stronger communities by engaging law enforcement officers and local residents through faith-based organization connections. “.

Other DeKalb County municipalities, such as the City of Clarkston, will also hold their own Faith and Blue events with local police and faith-based organizations.

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