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Dawson County Sheriff’s Office holds “1Dawson 1Child” fall festival
DCSO festival
The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office “Shop with a Cop” wrapped police cruiser sits outside of Dawson County Junior High School during the Oct. 2 “1Dawson 1Child” fall festival. - photo by Erica Jones

On Saturday Oct. 2, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office held a fall festival at the Dawson County Junior High School, aimed at raising funds for the DCSO’s “Shop with a Cop” program. 

Several local vendors selling food, handmade crafts and clothing lined the parking lot at the junior high school, and a food truck from local Mexican restaurant Los Rios was parked in front of the doors. Children squealed and laughed as they jumped on the bouncy house set up in the carpool lane, and the lights flashed on the DCSO “Shop with a Cop” wrapped patrol car sitting on the hill to draw passersby to the festival. Cornhole boards were set up on one end of the parking lot, and festival attendees browsed back and forth from booth to booth. 

The event ran from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and admission to the festival was free. The DCSO accepted donations to Shop With a Cop, the Christmas program run by the sheriff’s office that provides Christmas presents to local children in need. 

For more information on the DCSO Shop With a Cop program and how to donate to the cause, you can call the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office at (706)344-3535 or go by the sheriff’s office at 19 Tucker Avenue in Dawsonville.