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The Wilson Police Department’s Police Athletics and Activities League surprised residents of the Wilson Housing Authority’s E.B Jordan neighborhood with a recent cookout hosted out of its new mobile kitchen.
Capt. Jeff Boykin of the Wilson Police Department said last week’s cookout was the first community outreach event PAL has held with the kitchen and that the organization is looking to do more.
“This is a chance to go into the community and give back to the residents,” Boykin said.
About 75 children, adults and Wilson Housing Authority staff members were treated to a hot dog and hamburger cookout complete with deep-fried Oreos for dessert.
Kelly Vick, president of the Wilson Housing Authority, thanked the police department for hosting the cookout and said it was the kind of event that builds trust and cooperation with the police.