National Night Out heads to the lake

Lilly Rowland receives a fly swatter from Jim Morgan, public health risk
coordinator for the South Heartland District Health Department,
while attending National Night Out with her children Sophia, eight
months, and Handsome Swift, 5, Tuesday at Lake Hastings.

Festivities moved out to Lake Hastings Tuesday evening for the 31st annual National Night Out.

Children ran to and from the Kool-Aid playground. Many received balloon animals or swords created by police Detective Allen Sedlak. Some had their faces painted by volunteers representing a substance abuse recovery program called The Bridge. Others tossed flying discs offered by the Hastings Museum.

Hastings Police Officer Jody Craig said it was an organizational challenge to set up the event at the lake but the extra space made up for it by allowing activities to be spread out.

“The weather has been awesome,” she said. “We’ve had a great response from the community.”

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