North Dakota is more insulated than most of the nation.
Anyone who has visited the Garrison “bowling alley” in the past – oh, say 20 years – might have memories of a facility that was past its prime. And, those memories would likely be justified. Over the years, the aging facility had been operated, but not updated. That began to change in the spring of 2006 when Garrison resident Nancy Leidholm purchased the building from the Garrison Church of God.
After assuming ownership, Nancy and her husband Kyle began a series of projects to bring the facility into the 21st century.
Those who visit today’s “Garrison Lanes” and arcade are in for a surprise.
There’s a strange car parked across the street. Is it someone visiting the neighbors? Or is it someone casing the neighborhood for an easy target?
There’s a young girl walking home from school or the playground. A man is following a short distance behind. Friend, stranger or predator?
Those are just two scenarios that could play out in Garrison any day … any time. How would you handle it?
Being aware of what is going on in the community, making Garrison a safer place to live and raise a family will be the goal of a meeting Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Garrison City Auditorium. A Neighborhood Watch Program is being established.