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The Silverton Block Watch Association is a nonprofit organization that helps neighbors work together to address crime and improve our community. The Association conducts monthly meetings to cover recent activities, learn from guest speakers, and help neighbors meet. Additionally, the Association holds events to raise police and community support funds. The association serves and supports the Village of Silverton, Ohio.

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Mayor Richard Hunter and Police Chief William Eggers founded the Silverton Block Watch Association in 1994. Police Officer Jim Replogle was assigned to serve as the liaison between the association and the Village of Silverton, a role he continues in to this day.

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Membership is informal! Simply show up at a monthly meeting or express an interest to join. The Silverton Block Watch Association offers a chance to meet neighbors and village personnel, give back to the community through annual fundraisers, and receive crime prevention tips, city news, and advice from guest speakers. The monthly meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with your neighbors and get to know people from all over the Village of Silverton.

The Association holds fundraiser events throughout the year, including the spring and fall yard sales and the Art and Wine Festival held at Meier's Winery. To date these events have raised over $100,000 to support a number of causes in Silverton including:

 * Equipment for the police, fire, and service departments
 * Park playground equipment

 * Summer Concerts in Park series

 * Explorer groups

 * Maintenance of the Silverton Train Station Museum

 * Funeral costs for murder victims

 * Beautification of the Silverton Business District

 * Other village organizations and their events

"I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of the Silverton Neighborhood Block Watch Association... 

This organization knows no economic or social barriers. They are a well diversified group that puts the safety and welfare of the citizens of Silverton as their number one concern...

Being involved in Block Watch does not take a huge commitment from you. Learning how to report suspicious behavior is a big step toward making this a crime free community. Let's face it, who knows your neighborhood better than you? Being more "crime prevention wise" makes for a safer environment. It's more about learning the who, what, why, when, and how of your neighborhood and making Silverton a more desirable place to live and work."

   - Lt. Bruce Plummer, Acting Chief of Police. 8/12/2009