CPSTS’ Involvement at the
Glenarden Community Center Event on Saturday, October 23, 2021
Ths past weekend; The Coalition for Public Safety Training in School’s President, Mr. Taylor, accompanied by Ms. Banks, Ms. Boston, Ms. McCormick and Ms. Robinson tabled at the Family Fall Fun Fest, held at the Glenarden/Theresa Banks Complex in Glenarden, Maryland.
With a fall chill in the air upon set up, the day’s activities gave way to plenty of sunshine, laughs and a good time. From roller skating, a mobile video game unit, a wonderful DJ with (new and old hits), hayrides, a rock climbing wall (in with Ms. McCormick tested her skills and yes-she’s still got it), pumpkin painting, tug of war, face painting (in which Ms. Robinson-our kid a heart took advantage), a human hamster ball, and food trucks this event had plenty for all ages of the community to enjoy.
While turnout may have been in competition with the City of Glenarden’ s activities of the day, those that did partake, we had the ability to share information with local families. We shared information with the community about who CPSTS is and our community involvement, our current partnerships with local municipalities; the Prince Georges County Police Department,
State of Maryland-Department of Homeland Security, Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince Georges County Fire/EMS Department, the Linnell Driving School Program, spoke to individuals about our community partners, and our relationship with the Prince George's County School System. A representative from Miller & Long Concrete Construction also was on hand as we were ‘tabling partners’.
As the day went on, music flowing and children in Halloween costumes, we also received a special visit from Cheverly Maryland’s Town Administrator; Mr. Dylan Galloway and his family as we shared information about CPSTS, and a discussed a potential partnership.
Other community entities who participated were the Prince George's County Health Dept. as they shared information on how to spot a possible drug overdosage, and how to identify potential usage in teens throughout the county, in addition to Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) who shared about differing physical and mental health opportunities for individuals of all ages throughout the county from girls’ basketball team tryouts to senior walking clubs both in North and South County, in addition to a tent for the Peppermill Community Center promoting events at their center in Landover, MD.