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Ripon plans for party on National Night Out
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Dan Bannon, who is the City of Ripons Information Systems Technician, helps a youngster up and onto the front seat of a fire truck at last years National Night Out. - photo by Photo Contributed

The City of Ripon is gearing up for next month’s National Night Out.

On Aug. 6, Tuesday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Community Center, folks are expected to gather once again for this annual event sponsored by the City and the Ripon Ministerial Association.

Police Chief Ed Ormonde said that National Night Out is a free event featuring hot dogs and bottled water at no charge along with a watermelon-eating contest and various games and activities.

A car show is part of the event coupled with emergency vehicles, karaoke, water slides, face painting, Bingo, crafts and a kids’ ID booth.

City leaders are also looking forward to National Night Out. On Tuesday. They opted to cancel their Aug. 6 meeting.

The Community Center is located at 334 W. Fourth St.

For more information, call Ripon City Hall at 209-559-2108 or click on to Ripon National Night Out at