About 75 Knife River residents turned up at the Knife River Recreation Center (KRRC) to celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 8.
A majority of neighborhoods across the country held their celebrations two days earlier, Aug. 6, but the two-day delay didn't deter the neighborhood enthusiasm for the large community picnic.
Some residents brought instruments with them and jammed together to provide music for the attendees.
Lee and Jim Bujold provided the picnic with roasted corn fresh from a farmer's truck in Barronett, Wis.
"Bob from Barronett sells the best corn," Lee Bujold said. "I love going back to my hometown and loading up the truck with corn for this party because it's just the best."
The Bujolds weren't the only ones who brought food to share, as the community potluck spread out to four tables inside the KRRC.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign celebrated by millions of neighbors across thousands of communities, according to natw.org. The focus of the NNO effort is also to foster positive relationships between neighbors and law enforcement.