Grinnell National Night Out 2022

Optimist Night Out – 6532 – Area youngsters enjoy playing in the water fountain at Grinnell’s Central Park during the annual Grinnell Optimist Club Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Optimist Night Out – 6499 – Ariana and Riggs Edsen enjoy checking out a police vehicle while a friend sits in the driver’s seat during the annual Grinnell Optimist Club Night Out at Central Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Optimist Night Out – 6556 – Grinnell Police Officers enjoy visiting with area young people during the annual Optimist Club Night Out at Central Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The event gives officers and local fire department volunteers and staff a chance to interact with local and area residents.

Optimist Night Out – 6464 – Grinnell Police Sergeant Chris Wray enjoys a lighthearted moment with Jordan Smith, left, and his wife, Jordan, and a friend during the Grinnell Optimist Club Night Out in Central Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The Smith family just brought a new baby into the world less than two weeks ago.

Optimist Night Out – 6476 – Grinnell Volunteer Firefighter Josh Stepanek hands out fire hats to area youngsters after they check out the department’s fire engine during the annual Grinnell Optimist Club Night Out in Central Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Optimist Night Out – 6471 – These two youngsters enjoy checking out one of the Grinnell Fire Department trucks during the Grinnell Optimist Club Night Out in Central Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Area youngsters received badge stickers, fire hats and sunglasses at the event.

Optimist Night Out – 6548 – Blake Jack and Christian Williams belt out a tune during the Grinnell Optimist Club Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Central Park.

Optimist Night Out – 6494 – An area youngsters checks out a Grinnell Police Department vehicle at the annual Grinnell Optimist Night Out in Central Park on Aug. 2.

Optimist Night Out – 6554 – These young ladies enjoy a relaxing evening at Grinnell’s Central Park during the annual Grinnell Optimist Club Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Optimist Night Out – 6459 – Julie Hendricks with the Grinnell Optimist Club serves ice cream to a guest during the annual Optimist Club Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The event gives local and area residents a chance to enjoy ice cream, good food, music and also the chance to get to the know area firefighters and police officers.