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Citizens show up in Hartsville to recognize their heroes

August 12, 2018
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Amir Williams, 3, got to climb up into the cab of the Hartsville Fire Department's Rescue truck Saturday at the Heroes Night Out event in Hartsville. Approximately 150 people attended the annual event that combines Heroes Night with National Night Out. This was held at Burry Park.

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – More than 150 people of all ages showed up Saturday night at Burry Park in Hartsville to mix and mingle with their favorite hero and local first responders at “Heroes Night Out: a National Night Out” event.

Representatives of the Hartsville Police Department, Hartsville Fire Department, Darlington County Sheriff’s Department, Darlington County Fire Department and Department of Natural Resources attended the event for a meet and greet with the community.

Also on hand were the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, the Darlington County Community Action Agency, as well as a handful of local businesses.

The event was the city’s version of National Night Out, except this event celebrated first responders as the community’s heroes.

National Night Out was officially held Tuesday.

There were games, contests and a free raffle drawing for prizes donated by local merchants. The event ended with a presentation of the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” as part of Screen on the Green summer movie program.

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