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Mesquite, TX – October 23, 2018 – The Mesquite community will honor their police officers, firefighters and all its public safety professionals during the Real. Texas. Heroes. celebration on Sunday, October 28, at 4 p.m. in front of the Mesquite Police Department, 777 N. Galloway Ave. The free event is open to the public. It will feature remarks by community leaders, musical performances and complimentary ice cream provided by Blue Bell Creameries of Mesquite. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/RTH for more information.
This event will also kickoff the Mesquite Police Department's annual Santa Cop toy drive to assist children and families in need during the holiday season. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the program. Collection bins will be onsite.
In addition, Mesquite Pipes and Drums will be selling t-shirts representing the organization at the celebration. Established in 2009 by members of the Mesquite Fire Department, Mesquite Pipes and Drums performs in educational events, parades, and memorial services for line-of-duty deaths.