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Updated: 04/25/2014 10:44:25PM

Watches help keep communities safe

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SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

Celia McCann, president of the Azalea Neighborhood Block Watch, unveiled the new Child Safe sign at the gathering of the watch groups Saturday. Wilson, portrayed by John Knezevic, from the hit TV series "Home Improvement," keeps an eye out for any wrongdoing in the neighborhood.

SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

The 009 Watch Committee Leaders Linda Dughi, Liz O’Connell and Carol Walz showcased their table for the event, which included sending packages to troops overseas.

SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

The Buckeye Horseshoe Neighborhood Watch table was manned by members Christina Beagen, Barbara Hargreaves, Mary Lincoln, Barbara Arthur and Karen Croy.

SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY

The image of Wilson from the television series "Home Improvement" was used to remind people to watch for crime in their neighborhoods.

By AL HEMINGWAY

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PORT CHARLOTTE — Celia McCann wants nothing more than to create a child-safe atmosphere within her community. As director of the Azalea Neighborhood Block Watch, her group has designed a 20-inch sign, painted green and yellow on rust-free metal, that says, “Child Safe Community, Families For Children.”

Saturday, Azalea watch members unveiled their new sign at the Port Charlotte Beach Complex, where the various Charlotte County watch groups gathered for the third annual “Celebrate Safe Communities” event.

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