National Night Out a huge success

Amanda Schmidt holds daughter Aubrey as she pets Lace, a quarterhorse with the Carver County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse as Fay Buckentin looks on during National Night Out (NNO) last Tuesday. The West Carver Lions sponsored the annual event at Legion Park in Norwood Young America. The main purpose of NNO, which started in 1984, is to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie. See more photos on Page 2. (NYA Times staff photo by Adam Gruenewald)