The rain that fell Wednesday combined with the forecast that rain will continue through Friday has caused the annual Cops N Kids picnic to be postponed. Sheriff Keith Merritt regrets the postponement, but is concerned the rain will make Claiborne West Park where Cops N Kids is held to wet this Friday for the kids to get around or the vendors that attend to set up their booths.
The pavilion at Claiborne West is booked for the second week of June so Sheriff Merritt has booked the park’s only existing pavilion for Friday, June 28. Weather permitting Cops N Kids will be held June 28 at Claiborne West Park off of Interstate 10 between the cities of Orange and Vidor.
Merritt believes there will be the normal strong showing from first responders with games for the kids, a petting zoo, and handouts. Kids can get up close and see first-hand helicopters, patrol boats, fire trucks, and SWAT vehicles. Mark your calendars for the change in dates from this Friday to Friday, June 28, for Cops N Kids from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Claiborne West Park.