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National Night Out party in Ripon on Tuesday at center

National Night Out is Tuesday.

Chief Ed Ormonde of the Ripon Police Department provided that reminder at the recent City Council meeting.

“This is a free (event) to the community and everyone is invited,” he said of the annual National Night Out at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth St.

NNO is scheduled from 6 to 9 o’clock.

Offered up once again will be a flurry of activities, refreshments, and food, including hotdogs, cotton candy, popcorn, bottled water, and snow cones.

Last year, Yvonne and Todd Falduti served up snow cones on an usually hot summer evening. They estimated making over 150 snow cones in just that first hour.

The free food and refreshments are made possible via donations. Not a single cent comes out of the city funds, according to police.

They refer to NNO in Ripon as “a big family reunion.”

In the past, the event has featured watermelon-eating contests, games, balloon animals, bounce houses and a car show, to name a few. The Ripon Consolidated Fire District along with police will have on display their vehicles and various apparatuses.

NNO is the result of a partnership with local police and the department’s own Volunteers in Police Services organization coupled with the Ripon Ministerial Association and numerous individuals and businesses.

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