National Night Out set for Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Wise school in Medina

Provided photo: The 2022 Battle of the Belts Champions included Donnell Holloway, Jackie Chinn, Jovannie Canales, and Jess Marciano.

Posted 27 July 2023 at 7:26 am

Press Release, Medina Police Department

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department and the Medina Police Advisory Committee are co-organizing this year’s Orleans County National Night Out.

We are proud to give an update on this year’s event that will take place on Tuesday August 1st  from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Medina Clifford Wise Intermediate School, 1016 Gwinn St.

National Night Out started in the 1980s as a way to bring law enforcement and citizens together nationwide on the same night each year. We have expanded on that principle and put together an event that focuses on bringing many agencies and organizations together for the annual National Night Out.

Photos by Tom Rivers: Mason Cady, 8, of Kendall rides in a bike rodeo on during National Night Out in Medina, outside Clifford Wise Intermediate School in Medina. The event was free to the community and connected residents with local law enforcement officers and other first responders, as well as agencies.

This year NNO is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Participants in this event will include law enforcement from throughout Orleans County, fire agencies, EMS responders, civic organizations and other groups that will be providing activities and giveaways.  Some of the big hits from past events have been the “Battle of the Belts,” K-9 demonstrations and the bike rodeo.

Our mission is simple. We want an event where families can come for a night and be entertained at no cost, eating and having fun in an environment that is free of violence, alcohol, tobacco and drugs. We hope citizens can meet members of our local organizations and get to know the services they provide to our community.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, participants and volunteers who have helped make this event possible!

Tentative Schedule

  • Mercy Flight Landing at 6 p.m.
  • Battle of the Belts at 6:45 p.m.
  • K-9 Demonstration at 7:15 p.m.

The Safety Pup also attended National Night Out and greeted community members. About 700 people attended the National Night Out last year. National Night Out was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid restrictions and concerns.

Tentative Dunk Tank participants and schedule include Fire Chief Matt Jackson, Aidyn Jackson, Police Chief Todd Draper, Pastor Russ Peters, Donnell Holloway, Pastor Jovannie Canales, Heather Jackson – NNO Committee Chair, Village Trustee Jess Marciano, Village Trustee Diana Baker and Assistant District Attorney Susan Howard.

Highlighted Activities:

  • Free Hot Dogs, Water, & Chips
  • Bike Rodeo
  • Child Car Seat Safety Inspections
  • Child ID cards
  • Bounce House
  • Coloring Contest
  • Spray House
  • Animals
  • Games and Giveaways
  • Police and Fire equipment
  • Appearances by Safety Pup and Sparky
  • Charactures
  • Magician