National Night Out a big hit

GREAT AIM  —  Conrad Volunteer Firemen tried to move a barrel hanging from a wire cable by aiming their hoses at the barrel.  Both teams had excellent control of the hoses because the barrel never moved.  I-O Photo by Pat Lee




By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter

Citizens of Conrad received a wonderful treat on the evening of Aug. 6. The fifth annual National Night Out was held in the Conrad Lion’s Club Swimming Pool Park.

The multitude of fun activities for kids included bounce houses, a Ferris wheel, face painting, a bungee run, and a hay dig where children dug through hay to find trinkets.

There was an Oreo stacking contest, with the highest stack still standing being declared the winner.

Other activities included a dunking booth, a stock water balloon toss and a pop ring toss.

Keg hockey, which consisted of a keg suspended from a wire with opposing teams using the stream from water hoses to move the keg to the opposing team’s side, was played in a blocked off street. Teams were made up of firemen and crowd participants.

Live music was supplied by Up North, and the Lion’s Club sold their ever famous burgers and hotdogs. All kinds of free goodies were available including cotton candy, snow cones, watermelon and popcorn.

“My kids had an absolute blast!” said Conrad native, Whitney Mielke.