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Clermont’s Lights and Ladders supports Wounded Officers


The annual Lights and Ladders event attracts children of all ages. // Provided photo

Kids of all ages are invited to hang out with their local heroes for a good cause.

The Clermont Police Department will host the sixth annual Lights and Ladders community event from 5-9pm Friday, Jan. 31, at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 2510 S. U.S. Highway 27. The police department is partnering with the Clermont Fire Department and Sky Zone, which will host free 30-minute jump sessions throughout the night for children ages 5-15. Space is limited.

“That includes regular jumping and dodgeball, and, of course, the kids get to jump and play dodgeball with the police officers during this time,” Sky Zone General Manager Corey Russell says in a news release. “With our new renovations, children will get to participate in a Ninja Warrior course, a foam pit and a rock wall.”

Admission is free. The public is encouraged to bring a $1 donation to help support the Wounded Officers Initiative. The net proceeds from the event also will support this charity. In addition, show your support by bringing a nonperishable food item for the pantry at the Family Christian Center in Clermont.

Thousands of free food samples will be handed out from a variety of local restaurants from 6-8pm. Free activities include Sky Zone jumping, interaction with the Clermont police and fire departments (in Sky Zone and at static vehicle displays), bounce houses, obstacle courses, games, slides and more.

“We look forward to this annual event, which provides the general public an opportunity to interact with members of the Clermont Police Department in a fun, family setting,” Chief Charles Broadway says in the release. “Sky Zone has done a tremendous job creating an exciting environment while bringing awareness and raising funds to support very worthy causes like the Wounded Officers Initiative.”