This year’s Night to Unite kicks off with the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition’s Night to Unite Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Wayzata Country Club, 200 Wayzata Blvd. W.
The Jim Fish Award for Crime Prevention will be presented and keynote speaker Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold will provide an inside look at the department and highlight some of the most significant, and sometimes bizarre, cases investigated in the past year.
This is a joint luncheon with the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce and Wayzata Rotary and is open to the public. Tickets for Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition’s Night to Unite Luncheon are $25 and can be purchased at wayzatachamber.com.
Night to Unite continues into the evening with neighborhood activities 5:15-8:30 p.m. throughout the city. Police cars and fire trucks will carry city officials, staff, police officers, firefighters and McGruff the Crime Dog to various neighborhoods in Wayzata and Long Lake to hand out trinkets for kids and provide great photo opportunities.
The event allows for neighbors to get together with elected officials and city staff to discuss ways to better protect the community and prevent crime. The night also offers a great reason for neighbors to get out and visit with one another.
Those interested in hosting a Night to Unite Block Party in their neighborhood can register at wayzata.org/NightToUnite. Registration is due by Friday, July 21.