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Back to School Family Night: Lots of Pizza, Even More Smiles! 
More than 500 children, parents and police officers shared pizza and stories at Wednesday's Back to School Family Night.

Huge turnout Wednesday night at Chuck E. Cheese, 8225 Kingston Pike, for Back to School Family Night - more than 500 children and parents. That's a lot of pizza and even more smiles!

The three-hour lock-in included free pizza, drinks and tokens. Back to School Family Night was co-sponsored by the City of Knoxville, the Police Department, Overcoming Believers Church and the Save Our Sons initiative.

"It was a phenomenal opportunity to have fellowship," says the Rev. Daryl Arnold, pastor of Overcoming Believers Church, who believes Knoxville is creating a national model for building healthy relationships between its Police Department, the community and families.

The intent of Back to School Family Night was to cheerfully kick off the start of the school year. It also was a continuation of the partnership – including the Knoxville Police Department, Overcoming Believers Church, the Mayor’s Office and SOS stakeholders – that is creating dialogue and strategies to ensure a safe, prosperous and healthy Knoxville for all its citizens.

To learn more about the City's Save Our Sons initiative, visit http://knoxvilletn.gov/saveoursons.

Police Chief David Rausch enjoyed meeting youngsters and parents at Back to School Family Night.
















More than 500 people socialized at Wednesday's Back to School Family Night.
















More than 500 people socialized at Wednesday's Back to School Family Night.
















More than 500 people socialized at Wednesday's Back to School Family Night.

















Posted by evreeland On 06 August, 2015 at 5:29 PM