Bridging the Gap event this Friday in Lufkin

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Community leaders and law enforcement officers are hoping to build a stronger relationship with the youth of Angelina County.

Friday, June 7, will be the 7th annual Bridging the Gap Event.

The event starts at 10 A.M. at the Juvenile Probation center in Lufkin.

Organizers are hoping that this event will be a chance to mentor and change negative perceptions.

"A lot of times, they have a misconception on what they have been told, and I think it is just a good mentor time for them and us as well," said Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches.

The event will run until 1 P.M. There will be hamburgers, sodas and cakes.

There will also be door prizes and a volleyball court set up.

It is free and open to the public.

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