Plan now for family NNO

Conrad will be celebrating its third Annual National Night Out (NNO) on Aug. 2.

NNO is a nationwide annual event in which our community began participating in 2009.  NNO is designed to: 1. Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; 2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; 3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and 4. Send a message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Our local event in Conrad is organized by Police Chief Gary Dent, the Conrad Chamber of Commerce and Jamey Byrnes with Gary & Leo’s IGA.

The Conrad Lion’s Club also sponsors this event and cooks their famous Whoop-Up burgers.

It will take place on August 2, from 5-9 p.m. and features demonstrations by law enforcement, a mobile DUI unit, crime lab, fire trucks and equipment, a stealth helicopter (weather permitting) and Border Patrol demonstrations, just to name a few.


Also included in the evening’s events are carnival rides and games for children and young adults, as well as food and live music for all ages.  The event takes place at the Conrad Lions Club Swimming Pool Park.


“As in the past, our goal is to make this a true community event by offering most activities free of charge and open to the public,” says Molly Bock of the Conrad Chamber of Commerce.

She went on to add, “Last year’s event was a huge success, and we hope to make this year even better!  We understand the poor state of the economy; however, we are reaching out in hopes that our local businesses, organizations, and individuals will see the importance of NNO and offer their support.”

You may choose to sponsor live music/entertainment, food, a children’s game, make a general monetary contribution and/or make a contribution of your time.

The CofC needs many volunteers to assist with the games, serve food, help set up and tear down and generally help out.

Please know that your contribution, in any form, will help make this year’s NNO a huge success.

For more information or to sponsor, contact Bock at the CofC at 271-7791, Barbie Killion at 788-1019 or Jamey Byrnes at 278-7843.

“The public’s support and community spirit is truly what makes this a super event for the family,” Bock added.