Kitscoty to host Crime Watch confab


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January 12, 2017 12:00 AM

The Kitscoty and District Crime Watch Association (KDCWA) has been accepted as this year’s host for the Alberta Crime Watch Association’s annual general meeting, which takes place Feb. 4 at the Kitscoty Hall. 
The meeting will see representatives attend from most of the 65 plus other associations across the province, and will open to the public on the Saturday at 5 p.m. for a banquet and some entertainment, which also works as a fundraiser for the Kitscoty branch.
“We’re having an entertainer, who is Herb Dixon, a clean comedian, coming in to entertain everybody, so that’s the event,” said Darrell Wright, president of the KDCWA.
“The fundraiser part is for our Kitscoty and District Rural Crime Watch Association to carry on our business; we have meetings twice a year that members and the public can come to, and we have guest speakers come in and the local RCMP come and talk to us about crime and stuff like.”
Wright added the money raised goes to renting local halls for the meetings and paying the guest speakers to come speak to attendees at these twice annual confabs.
Other activities to drum up cash that night include silent auctions, raffle prizes and 50/50s, and though the KDCWA doesn’t have a target amount in mind to raise, Wright said the more the better.
Kitscoty’s association, which started in 1980, has a jurisdiction that stretches to Highway 17 at its eastern boundary to Range Road 44 at the west end, then the North Saskatchewan River to the north and Battle River as its southern boundary.
Wright said the group’s mandate is to work as another set of eyes and ears for the local RCMP detachment, focusing on crime prevention as opposed to solving crimes.
Anyone looking to attend the banquet and catch some of Dixon’s clean brand of comedy can call Wright at 780-808-1101 or Paul at 780-871-8836.

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