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McKinleyville Community Watch reaches 1,000 members

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MCKINLEYVILLE - The McKinleyville Community Watch is celebrating 1,000 members on it’s facebook forum with it’s very first meet and greet, this Sunday night.

The McKinleyville Community Watch was created on the foundation, that if residents build up their community, they will be able to take back their town. The community watch founder started the effort with a facebook group, that has rapidly grown. He says, as of Sunday, the group will now have a website specialized for the community watch. It will give members more comment threads, ways to plan events, report crime and will give access to local law enforcement. McKinleyville residents are encouraged to attend the event, which will take place from 5 to 7 at Azalea Hall.

"It's part of taking back the town, you know we've had people that are nervous and a little frustrated about the crime that's in McKinleyville and the best way to fight that is creating community in our town, restoring a sense of community in the town," said Founder McKinleyville Community Watch, Aaron Ostrom.