The annual National Night Out in Gridley was well received thanks to many groups for their involvement. The Gridley Chamber of Commerce included this event in the weekly Farmers Market held in Daddow Park through August 15 and with the planning of the Gridley-Biggs Police Department a Bike Rodeo was held across the street thanks to the generosity of Gridley Honda for the use of their parking lot.
Gridley Fire Department was well represented with three engines including the 1924 LaFrance and children enjoyed being sprayed with cool water on a warm summer evening.
Salsa Contest judge's first place winner was the Cotton Candy Lady and second place was Zach Torres. People's Choice also went to the Cotton Candy Lady.
Winners of brand new bicycles following the bike rodeo were brother and sister Leo and Gemma Donati.
Those attending enjoyed not only the breeze in the park but were especially grateful for Gridley Public Works who supplied water misters to keep shoppers cool as they visited the produce section and on to the many vendors bringing everything from purses, sweets, self protection, children's books, vintage items, jewelry, bbq sauces and jams and jellies.
GBPD Officer Tyler Johnson had his K9 "Luna" on hand to show her talents.
Egg rolls were popular along with food trucks The Range and Gnarly Deli for those looking for dinner.
Musical entertainment was provided by Dr. Martin Kernberg and Sarah Brock, Country's Sweetheart.
Tuesday, August 8 look for the bluegrass sounds of the Johnson Grass Band, The Range, tamales and a whole lot of fun as the next to last market is held from 5 to 7:30 p.m.