Night to Unite builds community

Stillwater Fire Department personnel visit one of several block parties held in local neighborhoods as part of last year’s Night to Unite festivities. Residents can participate in Night to Unite from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Square Park in Stillwater. (Gazette file photo)

Stillwater Fire Department personnel visit one of several block parties held in local neighborhoods as part of last year’s Night to Unite festivities. Residents can participate in Night to Unite from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Square Park in Stillwater. (Gazette file photo)

Night to Unite promises tons of fun for residents Tuesday at Washington Square Park and at neighborhood block parties throughout the city.

Last year’s Night to Unite was attended by about 2,000 people and event organizer, Stillwater Police Officer Dan Young, expects a similar-size crowd this year. The evening features vendors and local businesses, a dunk tank, Velcro wall and a K-9 demonstration.

In the dunk tank will be Stillwater Junior High School Principal Chuck Ochocki, City Councilman Mike Polehna and several SPD sergeants.

“It’s just a chance for people to go out to the park meet business owners, and neighbors and allows officers and residents to have a positive experience with members of the community,” Young said.

Neighborhood block parties are also scheduled. Young said seven or eight block parties will be held across Stillwater that SPD officers were planning to visit.

Night to Unite is 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Washington Square Park at the intersection of Greeley Street South and Churchill Street West, across from Lakeview Hospital.

Contact Avery Cropp at avery.cropp@ecm-inc.com

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