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2017 Parmer County Sheriff's Night Out a HUGE success

The smell of burgers and fries wafted among the police cars, fire trucks and other first responder vehicles that were on display at the 2017 Parmer County Sheriff’s Night Out on Tuesday, October 3 in Farwell at the Parmer County Law Enforcement Center.

Sheriff Randy Geries welcomed everyone to the celebration of unity between the community and the first responders of Parmer County. Geries offered the prayer and a moment of silence before the Hereford High School ROTC presented the colors.

The Friona High School Choir performed the National Anthem while the Friona High School Band played.

Geries introduced the emcee for the evening, Laura Leal, owner of Leal’s Mexican Food restaurant.

Those attending the event were treated to delicious burgers prepared by Cargill and the World Famous French fries of the Friona Noon Lions.

Throughout the event, presentations were given by the Bovina, Farwell, Friona and Lazbuddie cheerleaders as well as the Lazbuddie Robotics team who are celebrating 20 years.

Drawings were held during the two-hour event for a dozen donated bicycles. Door prizes were also drawn.

Leal’s sponsored a salsa/hot sauce contest and crowned a new champion at the end of the event. Erin Barnett took home the top prize and $200 as well as bragging rights. Second place and $100 went to Olga Munoz. Third place and $50 was awarded to Carmen Ramirez. All the contestants received gift certificates to Leal’s and a bag of Leal’s tortilla chips.

Many of the Parmer County organizations and businesses had booths and distributed free information and goodies for the children in attendance.

Wal-Mart was kept busy providing low-cost flu and pneumonia shots throughout the evening.

Law enforcement and first responding agencies in attendance were AeroCare, Bovina Police Department, Bovina EMS, Bovina Fire Department, Clovis Police Department, Clovis Fire Department, Clovis SWAT, Farwell Police Department, Farwell Fire Department, Farwell EMS, Friona Police Department, Friona Fire Department, Texico Fire Department, Texico Police Department, Lazbuddie Fire Department, Parmer County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police.

The evening was capped off by an exquisite fireworks display presented by the Parmer County Sheriff’s Office.

The annual event is held to unite the everyone in the community and county and to promote camaraderie that promotes police-community partnerships. Plans are already underway for the 2018 Sheriff’s Night Out.