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Uniting for a night in Woodbury

Woodbury Fire Department Lt. Steve Neily distributed trading cards Tuesday at Evergreen West Park during Night to Unite. Bulletin Photo by Mike Longaecker

It was a night to unite in Woodbury.

Children squealed with joy Tuesday at the sight of fire trucks that made stops across the city. Meanwhile, adults enjoyed food and laughs with neighbors.

The interactions were part of the nationwide Night to Unite event, where neighbors came together for block parties and gatherings at neighborhood parks.

At Evergreen West Park in Woodbury, that included a visit from Woodbury firefighters, who demonstrated hands-only CPR as part of the Take Heart Woodbury campaign, which aims to train 7,000 residents in the method.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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