BELL — A group that formed last year to discourage the discharge of firearms to celebrate New Year's Eve will continue its efforts in 1986, despite uncertainty about what effect it had last week.
Neighbors for a Safe New Year's Eve will ask the City Council to take a more active role by helping to publicize the campaign, said Carol Novak, the group's founder and leader. She said the group also plans to work more closely with area churches and enlist the support of large corporations to help spread the word.
"I don't know how much an effect it had," Novak said of the campaign, adding that the air conditioner at her home was hit by a stray bullet on New Year's Eve.
However, she said, she believes the educational campaign was successful. "We did reach a lot of people and many of them thought it was a good idea."