Officer Appreciation Day was a success, with about 100 officers and their family members attending the day of fun Saturday.
"It gets better and better every year," said Dianne Young, a member of the Baltimore County Police and Community Relations Council that hosts the annual event. Young is also chairwoman of the Pikesville council's Committee.
Entertainment and features of this year's event included a DJ (Officer Luke Williams), snowcones, a moon bounce and sidewalk chalk.
And there was a visit from a police helicopter and crew, and fire truck rides with firefighters from the .
Donations for the event were down from the level of previous years, Young said. The council counts on food donations from local businesses to provide the meal and drinks for the event.
"Donations were low because of the economy," she said. "But, being as low as they are, it turned out great." And there were plenty of hamburgers, fried chicken, fixings and sheet cake to go around.
The PCRC invites the public to attend its held the fourth Tuesday of each month at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. The next meeting is June 28.