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Neighborhood Watch meeting showcases new effort to combat drugs and crime

Neighborhood Watch groups from all areas of Blair County will meet together at the Blair Senior Service Center at 1320 Twelfth Avenue in downtown Altoona on Thursday, March 8, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Randy Feathers, representing the Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics, and Michael Fiore, representing local business leaders, will provide details about a new initiative, “Operation Our Town” that has been created by the local business community to help combat the problems of drugs and violence.
All Neighborhood Watch Groups, as well as the general public, are invited to attend this meeting.
In Blair County, the Neighborhood Watch effort is coordinated through Blair Senior Services’ Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies. Volunteers of any age are welcome to join the fight against crime by becoming a part of an established Neighborhood Watch group or by helping to form a new group.
For more information, call Maureen Adams, Assistant Director, National Senior Service Corps Programs, at 946-1235.