217 neighborhoods across Hopkins and Minnetonka come together for National Night Out

Hobby Acres, at the corner of Althea Lane and Farmdale Road West, was one of 49 Hopkins neighborhoods to register a party with National Night Out. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)
Hobby Acres, at the corner of Althea Lane and Farmdale Road West, was one of 49 Hopkins neighborhoods to register a party with National Night Out. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)

 

Hopkins city staff members pose as a group at the National Night Out kick-off in the Hobby Acres neighborhood. Mayor Molly Cummings, Police Chief Brent Johnson, Fire Chief Dale Specken, Hopkins Schools Supt. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed, members of their respective staffs and many more community members were in attendance. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)
Hopkins city staff members pose as a group at the National Night Out kick-off in the Hobby Acres neighborhood. Mayor Molly Cummings, Police Chief Brent Johnson, Fire Chief Dale Specken, Hopkins Schools Supt. Rhoda Mhiripiri-Reed, members of their respective staffs and many more community members were in attendance. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)

 

Thai monk Pra Than Va shows neighborhood children how to craft a traditional household decoration that can bring good luck. Raspberry Festival Queen Natalie Jacobwith, along with Princesses Chloe Ekstrum and Kelly Flanders, look on. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)
Thai monk Pra Than Va shows neighborhood children how to craft a traditional household decoration that can bring good luck. Raspberry Festival Queen Natalie Jacobwith, along with Princesses Chloe Ekstrum and Kelly Flanders, look on. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)

 

June Taylor, 2, goes in for high-fives McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog at a Hopkins National Night Out event. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)
June Taylor, 2, goes in for high-fives McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog at a Hopkins National Night Out event. (Sun Sailor staff photo by Sabina Badola)

 

Minnetonka’s Clear Springs Townhouse Association members enjoyed the festivities. (Submitted photo)
Minnetonka’s Clear Springs Townhouse Association members enjoyed the festivities. (Submitted photo)

 

Officer Jake Wenmark talks with a boy in Minnetonka’s Orchard Road neighborhood party. (Photo courtesy of City of Minnetonka)
Officer Jake Wenmark talks with a boy in Minnetonka’s Orchard Road neighborhood party. (Photo courtesy of City of Minnetonka)

 

Minnetonka firefighters, left to right, Zach Rolighed, Marc Draper, Dave Knudsen and Jeff Goodman show neighborhood children the ropes at the Webster Place party. (Photo courtesy of City of Minnetonka)
Minnetonka firefighters, left to right, Zach Rolighed, Marc Draper, Dave Knudsen and Jeff Goodman show neighborhood children the ropes at the Webster Place party. (Photo courtesy of City of Minnetonka)

 

Firefighter Rodney Miller poses with community members at Clear Springs Townhouse Association in Minnetonka. (Submitted photo)
Firefighter Rodney Miller poses with community members at Clear Springs Townhouse Association in Minnetonka. (Submitted photo)