Day: July 7, 2017

ACPD’s next outreach event to feature free snow cones, help from dispatch

The Arkansas City Police Department will co-host its next community outreach event with Cowley County Emergency Communications (CCEC) dispatchers. Although previous events have carried the theme of Coffee with a Cop, this one will take on more of a summer flavor with free snow cones for all who attend. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 18, ACPD and CCEC personnel will meet the public at Penguin Paradice, located at 1501 N. Summit St. Junior-sized snow cones will be provided free of charge. Larger snow cones may be purchased by individuals who attend. This event is an opportunity for community members to visit with employees of the police department in a safe, comfortable environment, free of distractions. This function does not involve speeches or agendas. The public is welcome to come meet police officers and talk about what is important to them. Coffee with a Cop is a national movement to enhance the relationship between the police, the public and the business community. The premise is that there are no agendas or speeches — it simply is a venue for department employees to talk with citizens in a relaxed, safe environment. These types of social interactions happen every day, but a structured time and place allows for community outreach through media outlets and affords several different business locations opportunities to host. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click...

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New McDonald’s plans special giveaways for August grand reopening

The owners of the new McDonald’s currently under construction in Arkansas City have announced grand reopening plans during the first week of August. The first 100 customers in the drive-through and the first 100 dine-in customers will receive a punch card good for one extra value meal per week for a whole year, according to a recent news release from franchise owner Lane Enterprises. This offer is valid only at the new Ark City location. “Lane Enterprises’ legacy was born 42 years ago with its first McDonald’s in Ark City,” the release states. “Come help us to celebrate this brand-new location’s grand reopening by visiting the world’s newest McDonald’s!” In addition to the free meal offer, prizes will be given away at 6 p.m. each day from Aug. 1 through Aug. 7. They include an Amazon gift card; a $75 Arch Card, courtesy Dr. Pepper; Beats headphones, courtesy Coca-Cola; two Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival passes; and much more. A schedule will be announced later. The new fast food eatery also will feature a visit from Ronald McDonald on Aug. 5 and food specials every day from Aug. 1 through Aug. 7. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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