MAPLE PARKâ€”More than 20 youths attended the June 11 and June 25 Kops and Kids at the Movies at the Civic Center drop-in center, Police Chief Mike Acosta said.
Acosta started the youth drop-in center and movie program as a way to promote goodwill between residents and police, and to offer something for kids to do in a safe environment.
In addition to a film, Kops and Kids offers free popcorn, candy, juice and pizza from Casey’s General Store. Attendees also receive stickers and temporary tattoos.
â€œAliens In the Atticâ€ is the next movie event on Friday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the drop-in center. Look for additional movie dates in July and August.