National Night Out In Valentine A Big Success
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 10:33
The Valentine Family Aquatic Center was the site of Valentine’s very first National Night Out. The event was designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships. It was an opportunity for Valentine to stand together to promote awareness, safety and community unity; taking a stand against crime, violence and drugs in our town.
Over 250 participants enjoyed the festivities. The citizens of Valentine and Cherry County joined together with the Valentine Lion’s Club, Healthy Choices 4 Cherry County, Cherry County Ambulance Service, Valentine Fire Department, Nebraska State Patrol, National Park Service, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Cherry County Justice Center, Cherry County Sheriff’s Department, and the Valentine Police Department for a night of fun and community spirit. The night kicked off with the Valentine Lion’s Club hosting a free will donation hamburger/hotdog feed. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church provided the table and chairs for the crowd. Following the meal, participants enjoyed the Valentine Fire Department’s adult sized slip and slide. Hometown Lumber and the Middle Niobrara NRD provided the tarps for the slide and the Fire Department the water. Healthy Choices 4 Cherry County sponsored the impaired driving course, while the Cherry County Hospital Ambulance service ran the Frozen Feet game and many other outdoor games.
At 7pm, the pool activities kicked off with a “Dance Off” competition. The frightening rendition of Thriller by the Cherry County Ambulance Service won the night’s event. The Valentine Police Department’s “Dancers with Badges” and the Valentine Fire Department’s “Whistling Trio” team added to the night’s fun. An impromptu team of “Pool Rats” formed to add to the “Dance Off” with their rendition of “Watch me Whip.” Evan Osnes of the Valentine Fire Department won the evening’s Belly Flop competition with Aaron Watkins of the Cherry County Hospital Ambulance Service taking home the prize for the canon ball competition with this upside down canon ball.
This event is a testimony to how the community, police and other service organizations can come together and successfully stand together. Valentine’s National Night Out was sponsored by grant funding provided by Healthy Choices 4 Cherry County.
Senator Davis Town Hall Meeting CANCELLED
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 08:30
THE TOWN HALL MEETINGS FOR SENATOR AL DAVIS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS.
HE WAS SCHEDULED TO BE IN VALENTINE AND AINSWORTH ON FRIDAY. AGAIN, THE TOWN HALL MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.