National Night Out
Aug. 7 event brings police, residents together
National Night Out is slated for 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Manawa Rodeo Grounds.
National Night Out events across the country are designed to bring communities together, make them feel safer and promote police-community partnership.
Highlights for the event include a performance by The Pink Ribbon Rebels and live music in the shelter house by the Chord Trackers.
The evening will also feature games provided by Manawa CARES, Manawa Lions Club and The Store, a demonstration by Waupaca County K-9 unit, a display of vehicles from Manawa Rural Fire and Ambulance and the Manawa Police Department and other activities.
The Manawa Lions Club will grill hot dogs for the light summer picnic, followed by an ice cream treat.
This event is for all people of ages and is free of charge.
Seating is available in the rodeo shelter house, but it may be helpful to bring a lawn chair. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.
People may receive more information by calling the library at 920-596-2252 or visiting it online at www.manawalibrary.org.
Other area municipalities will hold events Tuesday, Aug. 7 for National Night Out.
New London’s event will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. between the municipal building and fire department on Shawano Street. Offerings will include Touch a Truck where children can step foot into emergency vehicles, front-end loaders, plows and more, as well as free food, games, activities and photo booths.
Hortonville’s National Night Out will run from 5-7 p.m. at Commercial Club Park, 315 N. Olk St. Activities will include first responder demonstrations, face-painting, bounce house and a disc jockey. Free food and drinks will be provided.