Wayzata residents, public safety officials celebrate Night to Unite

Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold hands out toys to a pair of young Wayzata residents Aug. 1 during a visit to the Highlands neighborhood. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)
Neighbors grill hamburgers and hot dogs Aug. 1 as they gather on Hunters Glen Road in Wayzata for Night to Unite. Police cars and fire trucks brought 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 discuss with residents ways to better protect the community and prevent crime. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)
Wayzata firefighter Justin Anderson offers a tour of a Wayzata fire engine Aug. 1 during one the department’s many stops around the community during Night to Unite. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)
Wayzata firefighter John Berns visits a Wayzata neighborhood Aug. 1 to talk about the role of firefighters in the community during Night to Unite. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)
Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold stops at a neighborhood party Aug. 1 to give Jan Allen special recognition for her nearly 30 years as a block captain in the city’s Highlands neighborhood. Allen will step down from her role after this year. The day was declared Jan Allen day for her years of volunteer service to the community, role as a founding member of the Wayzata Communications Board and years of work as a block captain. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)
Wayzata Police Officer Rose Lee visits a Wayzata neighborhood Aug. 1 to hand out gifts, offer a tour of her police cruiser and discuss with kids the role of police in the community during a Night to Unite gathering. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Jason Jenkins)