“BBQ With The Badge,” set for Thursday, Aug. 18

NEWPORT — People can socialize with members of local law enforcement at “BBQ With The Badge,” set for Thursday, Aug. 18 at Gardner Park. The all-ages event runs from 4-7 p.m. There will be a meet and greet, a K-9 demonstration, a cruiser tour, burgers and hot dogs. Represented at the barbecue will be the Newport Police Department, Vermont State Police, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, Orleans County State’s Attorney, Custom and Border Protection, Border Patrol, DMV, Vermont Fish & Wildlife.