Law enforcement will once again be keeping a watchful eye on anything out of the ordinary. From unattended backpacks and boxes to suspicious packages, officers and deputies will be using their eyes and ears to closely monitor the crowds.
Sargent Bart Kormelink with the Evansville Police Department says the biggest issue, year after year, is missing children. "With this big of a crowd it's easy for kids to get lost," says Kormelink. He recommends anyone who sees a child that appears lost to approach the child to see what the situation is and notify law enforcement of necessary.
A lost and found booth is located on the median at 11th and Franklin. Parents cannot be paged from the booth, but it serves as a meeting place for those who get separated.
The EPD says while local law enforcement will keep a protective eye on the crowds, they need festival goers to help too. Officers are asking people to call 911 if they see anything out of the ordinary or suspicious.