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Kennewick U.S. Coast Guard Open House

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The Kennewick U.S. Coast Guard invited the public to an open house Saturday to catch a glimpse of what they do on the job.

The event on Clover Island offered families the chance to see demonstrations, official gear and vehicles that the coast guard and other law enforcement agencies use.

The Coast Guard said it's important for people to be in touch with the agencies that serve them.

"It's important to show the public that we're here. We're here to serve them along with the rest of the law enforcement and other military services and the fire department and everybody else that came out. It's just been an awesome event," said Chief Jeff Ruggieri, U.S. Coast Guard.@

Kids jumped in the boats and trucks to get a view from up there and honked the horns. The community event also included a picnic.