If wings, live music, Jeeps, motorcycles and supporting law enforcement officers sounds like the elements to a good time, a group from Forsyth County has an upcoming event just for you.
From 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, the Forsyth County Jeepers, or FoCo Jeepers as they call themselves, will host their regular Back the Blue event at Buffalo’s Café, 1175 Buford Hwy. in Cumming.
Forsyth County Jeepers have been in the community for many years supporting local organizations in need, helping out where they can, and enjoying the great outdoors in their jeeps. For this event, the group is inviting the community to come out, meet men and women from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and help provide them with support.
Betty Evans, a member of the FoCo Jeepers, said they are expecting between 100 and 125 Jeeps at the event, and are hoping for a large turnout from the public.
“We do this to get the community involved with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office,” she said. “So they can see what they have, that it’s not just a small-town sheriff’s office. So you can see they are using their resources to keep us safe.”
Evans said the group has recently begun becoming more involved with the sheriff’s office, becoming a certified Community Emergency Response Team. Now, they want to show others what impact that makes, she said.
During the Aug. 12 event, Evans said there will be a raffle, silent auction and law enforcement appreciation badges for a small donation.
According to Evans, the Jeepers will host their next law enforcement appreciation event at Buffalo’s Café on Oct. 5. During that event, she said they will feed lunch to any members of local law enforcement.