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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Oct 12

Trunk or Treat with Newport News Fire Department While Supporting a Good Cause

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 9:42 AM by Communications Department

10-12 trunk or treat 2The Newport News Fire Department has partnered with Backing the Thin Line (BTTL) to host the 2nd annual Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 21 from noon to 4 p.m at the Newport News Fire Training Center, 17300 Warwick Boulevard. Trunk or Treat event provides the community with a fun and safe environment while helping to raise money for first responders and their immediate family members that are suffering from a prolonged, chronic, or relentless illnesses.  
 
The event is free and open to all ages. Bring the family to enjoy candy, games, and a bounce house. Guests should bring money for the food trucks and vendors that are on site. There is no cost to organizations interested in participating as a vendor but event organizers are asking that vendors donate 10% of their proceeds to the event. 
 
BTTL is a non-profit support group made up of family members and friends of first responders. The group formed in 2008 after a benefit dinner for Chesapeake Detective Jarrod Shivers who was killed in the line of duty.  BTTL represents all first responders:  Law Enforcement Officers, Fire/EMS, and Dispatchers. Visit the Backing the Thin Line website to learn more about the event or to participate as a vendor.