HIT THE PINS — Mandy Swan, a human bowling ball, takes down pins with a little guidance from Cindy Johnson during National Night Out at the Conrad Lions Swimming Pool Park on Tuesday evening. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Conrad does know how to throw a party!
Tuesday night was the second go-around for National Night Out (NNO) and well over 300 people came out to the Conrad Lions Swimming Pool Park for the event.
Building off of last year’s party, this one was even better and will be a spring board for future NNOs.
This is a national event put on by communities taking place on the first Tuesday in August from coast-to-coast.
Cheryl Sawyer, EMT-B was recently recognized by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 years as a Nationally Registered EMT.
This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs. Sawyer serves with the Pondera County ambulance crew.
In order to maintain her status at NREMT, she completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for EMTs in America.
THE REAL THING — Russ Talmo from the FWP was closest to the theme of the day, Grizzly Day, with a culvert bear trap and a Grizzly pelt inside it. He also had it on display after the parade was over. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
If even for just a day, the population of Dupuyer more than quadrupled on Saturday as the small town, split by Hwy. 89, celebrated their annual event, Grizzly Day.
The 20-year-old celebration is a day of family fun and a parade that closes down Hwy. 89, a major artery to Glacier National Park for the “Big Parade.”
Leanne Hayne, one of the hearty 55 souls of Dupuyer, commented, “We pulled off another great day.”