SCOTTSBLUFF – The 2021 National Night Out event was held on Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. in downtown Scottsbluff. The event returns after a year hiatus and has been held for 23 years, locally.
National Night Out is “a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships,” according to The National Association of Town Watch organization’s website.
This year’s event featured over 20 booths with games and activities for families to partake in. Cornhole, bowling and ring toss were just a few of the activities that were available. Families were even treated to the opportunity to meet Malibu, a python who lives at the Riverside Discovery Center in Scottsbluff.
First National Bank of Omaha’s booth featured Miss Scotts Bluff County and Miss Old West Balloon Fest and their respective courts giving out temporary tattoos. Children and adults were also given the opportunity to try the Seat Belt Convincer sponsored by the Nebraska
A food court was available in the 18th Street Plaza. At the end of the night, the Midwest Theater hosted a special showing of “Scoob!” which was free to all.
Police Chief Kevin Spencer was pleased with the turnout for the event and is thankful for everyone that helped make this event a success.