The Community OutPost has been an ongoing project for the Greater St. Cloud Public Safety Foundation. We’ve been anticipating the opening of the OutPost all summer, and on August 18th, we were very happy to celebrated the grand opening of our first (and hopefully not last) Community OutPost!
An estimated 500 people from the community attended our grand opening. There were a ton of kids participating in activities such as face painting, playing on blow up obstacle courses, dunking cops in a dunk tanks, and playing basketball. Kids were also able to explore inside first responder vehicles and try on the gear they wear.
The event started off with a ceremony in which we took the time to honor all the hard work that made this event possible. There was a handing of the key, representing the official opening of the Community OutPost. Several public officials came in support of the new Community OutPost including Tom Emmer and St. Cloud Mayor Dave Klies.
Moving forward, the Community OutPost house will host more events and programs for people around the community. Community members who attended the event brought things from our Target gift registry to help the COP House with future events. It is now open and staffed regularly. If you are in the area, feel free to stop on in!