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National Night Out returns to Ripon Tuesday, August 3
Ripon National Night Out
The last time Ripon held a traditional National Night Out was Aug. 2019. The return of NNO at the Community Center is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 3. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT/The Bulletin

National Night Out is back in Ripon.

The community-wide event — included is a more traditional look after a one-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic — will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Ripon Community Center, 334 Fourth St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“It will be a little bit different,” said Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

He mentioned that NNO will offer up more demonstrations and presentation by the Ripon Police Department. The K-9 Unit and the police drones will part of the show.

Ripon police is also bringing back Unity in Our Community.

“These events will focus on enhancing our community partnerships while seeking to preserve Ripon’s unique atmosphere and safety by inviting the public to participate with department staff in various activities and programs leading up to National Night Out,” said police via social media.

The list of events include:

·         Wednesday, July 28 – Police-Business Partnership presentation, 5:30 p.m., Bank of Stockton.

·         Thursday, July 29 – Safety presentation, 10 a.m. at Bethany Homes / 10 a.m. at Ripon Senior Center.

·         Friday, July 30 – Hang with police at Curt Pernice Skate Park, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

·         Saturday, July 31 – Shred-It (paper disposal) event at the Ripon Police Department from 9 a.m. to noon (must be a Ripon resident with a limit per person of two paper-boxes of material).

·         Monday, Aug. 2 – Batter Up with free swings in batting cages at Mistlin Sports Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Safety Presentation at Chesapeake Landing beginning at 10:30 a.m.

·         Tuesday, Aug. 3 – National Night Out at the Community Center.

According to police, various events and activities were selected in an attempt to engage the many different members that make up our community.

Thanks to the generous donations, all items at NNO will be free of charge.