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Annual anti-bullying event shines spotlight on first responder appreciation
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Advanced Patrol Officer Patrick Webb of the Statesboro Police Department and K9 partner Smokey greet Jennifer Miller and daughter Isabella, 10, at right. - photo by By SCOTT BRYANT/staff

 The annual Bulloch County First Responders Appreciation and Anti-Bullying Day event was held Oct. 9 at a new location, the Statesboro Family YMCA.

Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center, along with other area businesses, sponsored the event, which included bounce houses, a mechanical bull, a rock climbing wall, face painting and more. The Georgia Southern University basketball team was on hand, as well as the  Tormenta soccer team.

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Capt. Chris Moore and Justin Eaton of the Statesboro Fire Department, right, help Aiden Craine, 5, try on a hat while visiting with Logen Thompson, 10, left, and Michelle and Bobby Griffin during Bulloch County First Responders and Anti-Bullying Day at the Statesboro Family YMCA on Oct. 9. - photo by By SCOTT BRYANT/staff

All donations received at the free event were divided between the Statesboro Police Department Foundation and the YMCA.

Other sponsors for the event included BBWH Insurors, JD Heating  & Air, Hall & Navarro, Bulloch Solutions, The Sullivan Law Firm, ERA Hirsch Real Estate, TC Outdoors and Morris Bank.

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