Yonkers police give back to community at annual 'Handicapped Children's Picnic'

About 200 special needs children took part in the picnic at Kingsland Point Park. (5/15/14)

SLEEPY HOLLOW - The weather may have been a bit soggy, but that didn't damper the mood of the almost 200 special needs kids who attended a fun-filled picnic.

Yonkers police hosted its annual "Handicapped Children's Picnic" at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. Kids ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old had fun looking at the emergency vehicles and playing in the playground. The fun was accompanied by hot dogs, hamburgers and plenty of watermelon for everyone.

Police officials say the event is a way for them to give back to the community. They say the kids love it, and the officers enjoy the interaction.

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The event is all part of "Police Week," which is a time when officers try to teach kids that police officers are there to help.

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