‘Longest Night’


Sam Odrowski

Crystal McPherson tied one of 80 balloons to a pair of shoes during the “Longest Night of the Year” sleep-out event held Friday night to represent the 80 people who are homeless here. The event took place along Scott Street from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. and just over 60 people wound up spending the night outside while raising awareness around the issue of homelessness in the district. At least $16,000 also was raised towards establishing a pop-up shelter at a local church.