Jul 28, 2015 6:17 PM

Manchester police, children work together to clean up city park


MANCHESTER - Members of the Manchester Police Department worked with children living in Elmwood Gardens to pick up track in the community Monday.

It is an annual event aimed at building relationships among members of the city's law enforcement, community groups, and the local residents.

The kids were divided into teams and paired with a police officer. It soon became a competition to see which team could pick up the most trash.

But in the end, all of the kids were rewarded with a pizza party for their hard work.

The young boys and girls wore protective gloves as they picked up enough trash to fill a few garbage bags.

When the kids were done picking up trash, they were especially curious to touch NH1 chief photographer, Freddy Wheeler's, camera, and they were even more excited to share their thoughts using the NH1 microphone.

It was clear that this annual event leaves a positive impact on the residents of the the community and strengthens the relationship between local Manchester residents and the Manchester Police Department.

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