National Night Out provides family fun event

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Fireman Joe Schuttpelz puts all the equipment the firemen wear on his son, Jaxon.
(Photo by Megan Sabin)

It was a hot Tuesday night, August 2, 2022, but that didnít stop several businesses, organizations, and volunteers coming together to celebrate National Night Out. This event was hosted by the Remsen Police Dept., Remsen EMS, Remsen Fire Dept., and Remsen Chamber and was held in downtown Remsen from 5-8 p.m.

A wide assortment of activities and games were available for children and adults to take part in, with some businesses opening their doors offering special deals. Community members also got to view some vehicles and equipment from local law enforcement and talk to local law enforcement.

Agencies that let community members browse through their vehicle, equipment, and gear included Remsen Fire Department, Remsen EMS, Remsen Police Department, Plymouth County Sheriff's Office, and Stockton Towing.

EMT Katelyn Kunkel explains how some of the machines in the Ambulance work to some children.
(Photo by Megan Sabin)

Businesses sponsoring the games and inflatables included: American Bank, Iowa State Bank, Connor's Lounge, Mouser Digging and Pump Inc., Floyd Valley Healthcare, Mrs. B's, Feeck Crop Insurance/Krier Insurance, WesTel Systems, Sammy G's Brick House, Remsen Public Library, and AgriVision Equipment.

Remsen Community Action Club (RCAC) generously sponsored the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, which began at 6:30 p.m. in front of City Hall on Second St.

The Remsen Lions Club hosted Bingo.

Plymouth County Deputy Delfs lets children pick out some stickers, pencils, and other free items from the back of his vehicle.
(Photo by Megan Sabin)

Beer City was open serving pizza, and Connor's Lounge served taverns.

The Remsen Heritage Museum was open to patrons.

Children received all sorts of pencils, stickers, and free items from different organizations.

Children from ages four through eleven took part in the RCAC Pedal Tractor Pull during National Night Out. Pictured above, Quinn Homan tries her luck on the pedal tractor.
(Photo by Megan Sabin)

Three thank you cards (one for the Police Department, Fire Department, and EMS) were available for people to sign and express their gratitude.

It was a fun night had by all.