This was the first year that our neighborhood didn’t celebrate National Night Out– and the first year I wasn’t involved in any coordinating efforts. Life has simply gotten busier and busier for everyone, or it would appear so. We were hoping to celebrate in Otsego, but after I checked on our city web site, I came to learn that there was no news about NNO on it. Bummer! We were disappointed. So, I came to learn that the city of Maple Grove (about 20 minutes south of us) was having a free pre-celebration for NNO at their community center! It was AWESOME! The event not only was geared to kids, but they had numerous free things to do. Maple Grove is always organized as seems to have it together! Of course, the fire department was a hit through the perspective of my boys! Thanks, Maple Grove! Though we don’t live in your community, we feel a little closer to you now.