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Program gaining ground

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Clay County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Rob Gambill
The Staunton Neighborhood Watch is moving forward full speed ahead.

Recently, during a set-up meeting, 11 members of the watch program selected Cindy Grove and Della Brown to serve as co-chairmen.

Now, according to Clay County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Rob Gambill, who serves as the watch liaison, the group will have to set up co-captains for the program.

Gambill said typically, neighborhood watch programs have block captains, or a person serving as a captain for a particular block of a city.

However, it was suggested the group have two captains, effectively splitting the neighborhood in halves.

The group also elected to call itself the Posey Township Neighborhood Watch program in a hope to attract members outside of the town of Staunton and into Posey Township.

The group discussed various ways it could attract more members. It was suggested members go door-to-door in Staunton as well as having someone at the Lady Volunteers of Staunton Aug. 19 (Friday) chicken and noodle dinner, which will take place at the Staunton Community Center.

The group discussed the possibility of setting up fundraisers in the future.

The program has decided to conduct meetings twice a month to begin with. Since the group is in its infancy, training is essential, Gambill said.

He agreed to have a training session at the group's next meeting, which has been scheduled to take place Friday, Aug. 26, at Staunton Elementary School, beginning at 7 p.m.

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