Story and Photos by Bruce Montgomery
Desert Hot Springs celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Tedesco Park. Despite there being a conflict in schedule with such things as it being ‘Back to School Night’ at the High School and soccer practice, and despite the Sheriff’s Department and Highway Patrol not turning up, it was a well attended and very enjoyable event.
Our thanks to the local police department – both sworn officers and volunteers – and fire department for hosting the event.
Many local officials and dignitaries were present, including Mayor Yvonne Parks, mayor pro ten Jan Pye, councilmen Scott Matas and Russell Betts, MSWD Directors Jeff Bowman and Russ Martin, and City Manger Rick Daniels and his wife Joyce.