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Safety a top priority at Polish Festival

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 Public safety has always been a top priority for the organizers of Toledo's Polish Festival. That's why festival goer Scott Fischer says he has always felt safe bringing his two young sons to the event.

Even the shooting just a few streets away on East Streicher where four teenagers were wounded, hasn't shaken his confidence.


According

to Fischer, "There is plenty of security. There is a lot of history with this event and the people rally around this festival. So, I'm not too concerned about that."

 The festival is fenced off and surrounded by gates that organizers hope keep trouble outside of the festival area.

Terry Glazer, the CEO of United North says, "We have off-duty officers walking the streets as well. So, it's the safest part of town." glazer says more than 25,000 people have attended the festival this weekend. At least half a dozen officers are there at all times and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Glazer says these precautions are working. "We have had no incidents over the last five years and we don't expect to have any."

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