National Night Out 2017 brings back large crowds

Sigourney Police Chief Allan Glandon fills out a questionnaire during National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 1. A completed form could be turned in to put participants in the running for a 2018 pool pass. 

           After potential rain kept some at home last year, National Night Out in Sigourney on Tuesday, August 1 saw hundreds gather in the square for a night of games, prizes, food and most importantly a great evening with local law enforcement.

            While Sigourney’s “night against crime” has been in existence for eight years, 2017 marked the first year under the direction of Ashley Fry, the Sigourney Police Administrative Assistant. Since taking the position this past spring, Fry has organized National Night Out from the prizes to the volunteers. The fruits of her labor led to August 1 running smoothly for Fry.

            “The whole experience was amazing from the turnout to all the help we had this year,” Fry said. “We tons and tons of volunteers join us. I wasn’t stressed all day. Everyone went where they were supposed to go, did what they needed to do. I walked around and helped if needed, but otherwise we were good.”

Please view the August 9 edition of The News-Review for the full story.