TEWKSBURY (CBS) – A call for action from the Tewksbury Police Department that is a little different. Officers said they are looking for the best homemade hockey rink in town to set up a game.
The department said they received dozens of inquiries, and despite living in Andover, Leann and Mike Melvin threw their hats in the ring. With the help of their neighbors, they created a giant ice rink right in their backyard.
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“We bought an ice rink set, put it together on a Saturday and put the liner in filled it with water, and here we are,” Mike Melvin said.
“The competition that the Tewksbury Police Department is doing is fantastic. Hopefully more people will do it and compete to do it like Christmas lights will not?” Leann Melvin said.
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Even all the kids who skated on the ice agreed that it’s a fun way for officers to get in touch with young people in the local community.
“I love that the police are really interactive with our community,” Alexis Goglia said.
“It was a really good idea they came up with because everyone skates. It’s a fun thing to do with everyone,” said Rylie Charron.
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Tewksbury Police said they have their first pick-up match set for next Wednesday and hope to host more fun competitions before the winter is over.