Monroe County leaders work together to build a better future.

Monroe County United, State Police and church leaders held the first ever "Faith, Blue and You" event. It took place on the East Stroudsburg University campus Sunday afternoon. Organizers say the goal was to break down barriers so we can form stronger relationships within the community.

"It brings everyone together, especially all the different cultures and backgrounds. We actually have all the different churches here, we have polish pierogis, we have all the choir and stuff. It's really nice to get to learn about everyone," Francesca Palmeri, ESU Student, said.

Organizers hope this event draws more and more people each year so everyone can continue to grow, heal and have a positive impact on each other.

"We want to be able to give back to the community that we serve every single day, and this is a small part that we can team up with Monroe County United, ESU and help make that happen," Trooper Anthony Petroski, PSP Troop N Public Information Officer, said.