The Douglasville Police Department hosted its annual Fall Festival and Safety Expo yesterday. The festival had approximately 70 vendors, inflatables, a DJ, food, and much more fun for all of those who attended the event. The festival was so well attended, many cars ended up parking in the grass next to the police department's parking lot. Police Chief Gary Sparks said the goal of the event is to continue to gain the trust of the community and vice versa.
"I think it's been a huge success," Douglasville City Manager Marcia Hampton said. "I think overall, to be able to see the community come out, specifically on public safety property and to have our law enforcement interact with our community is a huge deal. It's one of those times when we can say together, as the chief says, 'We're one with the community.' We're actually showing that. To see the kids, the family members out here is a big deal. I think it's a huge success."