NNO set for Aug. 4

   The National Night Out (NNO), slated for Aug. 4 in the Conrad Lions Swimming Pool Park promises to be a fun activity with something for just about everyone.
   The activity, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce begins at 4 p.m. and goes to 9 p.m.
   This is the first NNO for Conrad although the program has been going on for 26 years, nationwide.
In a nutshell, it is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and help build law enforcement-community partnerships.
   Live demonstrations from local, state and federal agents are planned. On hand will be the Border Patrol canine unit, a crime lab unit, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the MHP crash simulator, not to mention a helicopter that will be landing in the park.
   Just a part of the fun events will be a jolly jumper, a dunking booth, live entrainment, an egg toss, a 3-legged sack race and if you want to get a team together, a tug-of-war and much more.
   The dunking booth will start about 6 p.m. and some of the ‘dunkees’ include Mayor John Shevlin, Rob Cook of ITB, Jamey Byrnes IGA and CofC president, commissioners Sandy Broesder and Cyndi Johnson, Gary Dent, CHS principal Ken Larson and Jodi Fowler.
   There will be a ‘front of the line’ auction at the dunking booth, giving you a chance at first shot to dunk your favorite buddy.
   For your eating pleasure the first-time event will have hamburgers, hot dogs, snow cones and other assorted eats that will be available.
   Entertainers will include the fabulous Nicole Lindberg and toe-tapping Old Time Fiddlers and more.
   And just for fun, the clown prince of Pondera County, Zane Drishinski will be here along with Ernie the Kibler Elf, McGruff the Crime Dog, and Teddy Graham Bear.
   This is a family event you won’t want to miss. For more information or to ask questions, contact Chief Gary Dent at 271-5723.