Residents take stand against drugs at walk

Residents take stand against drugs at walk

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -The citizens of Comanche County are taking a stance against drugs while joining forces with law enforcement in Elmer Thomas Park.

People from around the area trickled into the park before the walk to enjoy the family fun event that has something for everyone to enjoy.

Before the walk starts at 8 p.m., families could visit and learn from various informational booths, see and learn about fire and police vehicles and even grab a hot dog or chili dog. Face painting and a bounce house was also on hand.

This year's Moonlight Walk Against Drugs theme is "Superheroes come in all sizes."

"We thought it was fitting because we've got police and fire who are everyday superheros on the streets and in action, real life superheroes. So, we thought it was only fitting to incorporate them this year in the superhero theme and of course bring in a couple favorites like Batman and Superman," said Ashley Gates, Crime Stopper Events Coordinator.

Crime Stopper had 1,000 T-shirts for the event and they all sold out.

Lawton Police Detective Charles Whittington says it's a great event to bring everyone together.

"It brings the community together, it brings everybody together. It shows that the police officers are approachable to anybody, adults or children. So it's good for everybody to come out and show support for the officers who go out there every day, for the firefighter who go out there every day and protect those people," Det. Whittington said.

All of the money raised from the 25th annual Moonlight Walk Against Drugs goes to fund the rewards given out for tips given to Crime Stoppers.

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