MASON CITY – National Night Out was observed Tuesday evening at Mason City’s East Park.
This year’s family-friendly event marked the 31st Anniversary for the Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.
A variety of activities were held as folks gathered near the historic Band Shell, including a kid power pedal tractor pull event, games for little ones, and Half Pint the Clown as well as displays and demonstrations presented by local community organizations and youth oriented programs. Free food was served and there were drawings for prizes.
Other communities also celebrated the event Tuesday, recognizing a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.
This event was sponsored in conjunction with the National Association of Town Watch, Target Stores, and locally by the Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board along with the Mason City Police Department.