City starts Teen Night to get kids involved in community interaction

BONO, AR (KAIT) - Bono Mayor Danny Shaw came up with a way to get teens more involved in community interaction.

Shaw recently started a Teen Night initiative.

Once every other month, teens will have the opportunity to gather with others their age, get off the couch and off electronics.

Shaw said the opportunity will provide the teens with safe fun on the weekends.

But, also gives them an opportunity to express ideas for the city's future.

"You know, we want to try to mentor them however we can," Shaw said. "We are always interested to know what they want, and we've actually used some of those ideas."

The city held its first Teen Night Saturday evening at the local park.

About 20 kids participated, and the city provided a cookout with many activities.

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