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Ripon’s ‘Unity in Our Community’ events underway next week
The Ripon Consolidated Fire District trucks and police vehicles were out on display at the 2019 National Night Out.

Unity in Our Community begins next week in Ripon.

Those are the events leading up to the return of National Night Out, which, according to Chief Ed Ormonde of the Ripon Police Department, “will be slightly different this year with more demonstrations from police department personnel,” he recently said.

Unity in Our Community will kick off Wednesday with a “Crime Presentation for Business Representatives” at Bank of Stockton, 234 W. Main St., beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The Ripon Police Department staff in collaboration with the Ripon Chamber of Commerce will host this event.

The public is invited.

A pair of safety presentation will take place on Thursday at Bethany Homes and the Ripon Senior Center, with both beginning at 10 a.m.

On Friday, folks will have a chance to hang out with local police staff at the Curt Pernice Skate Park, 1250 Hughes Ln., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 31, is a “Shred-it” event at police station, from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents can bring up two boxes of material for paper disposal during this time.

Monday, Aug. 2, is free swings at the batting cages at Mislin Sports Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, a safety demonstration is planned at 10 a.m. at Chesapeake Landing.

NNO is Tuesday evening, Aug. 3, at the Ripon Community Center. The annual event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 209.599.7519 or RPD at 209.599.2102.