8/9/2021 10:17:00 AM NNO party now a neighborhood annual tradition
Jason Owen, Stewartville’s community oriented policing (COPS) deputy, left, hands out Frisbees, pens and Olmsted County Junior Sheriff stickers to the children at a National Night Out celebration at the home of party host Jenny Anderson at the 400 block of Fourth Avenue Southeast on Tuesday evening, Aug. 3. Kids welcoming Owen to the neighborhood include, from left, Hope Anderson, a third grader to-be at Bear Cave Intermediate School; Brystol Schmidt, who will be a sixth grader at Stewartville Middle School; and Kelby Steichen, who will be a kindergartner at Bonner Elementary School this fall.
For almost a decade, Jenny Anderson has hosted a National Night Out party at her home along Fourth Avenue Southeast. Anderson and her friend, Rita Wendt, celebrated this year's event by offering tacos, cookies and cheesecake to their neighbors on a beautiful Tuesday evening, Aug. 3. "We've been here 13 years, and this is probably the ninth year doing this," Anderson said. "The first one was just something new, to get the neighbors out. Now it's a tradition, a great opportunity to get to know our neighbors, our community leaders and our firefighters..." For more on this story pick up your copy of the Aug. 10 Stewartville STAR.