Public Safety draws huge crowds to fun event

Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Keweenaw County’s fourth annual Public Safety Day drew the highest number of people yet, and as with the past three events, the bouncy house provided a great time for kids.

MOHAWK — Keweenaw County’s Public Safety Day enjoyed its largest turnout yet, said Sheriff Curt Pennala, whose office organized the event.

“The turnout was amazing,” he said. “We had more kids than expected, so it was great.”

Pennala said attendance was helped by nice weather with sunny skies, while in the Mohawk Park, plenty of trees provided shade.

Pennala said that while Saturday’s event was the best attended yet, he was happy, because there was not much advertising for it this year.

“We had a great turnout, so that was great,” he said.

Retired Keweenaw County Sheriff Bill Luokkanen, as he has done for the past three events, grilled hotdogs for the public, and said standing in the sun, over the grill, was a warm experience.

With the success of this year’s Public Safety Day event, Pennala said fundraising for the 2022 Public Safety Day was planned to begin on Monday, July 19.


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