Hermiston is joining a national movement combining the faith community with the law enforcement profession.

The city is hosting its first Faith & Blue Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center.

The family-friendly event aims celebrates the partnership between local law enforcement and the Hermiston community with the opportunity to get to know who works in public safety. The event includes food vendors, games, raffles, pumpkin painting, hayrides and more.

“As Hermiston strives to be an inclusive community, it’s important that we strengthen relationships between all residents,” he said. “Public safety officers take the job of protecting and serving the community very seriously, but sometimes that means simply enjoying time together to understand each other better.”

The event received a $3,000 grant from the Good Shepherd Health Foundation to buy Halloween bags to be distributed among the children and other giveaways to the…

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