National Night Out set for Tuesday in Medina with many free activities

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 July 2022 at 10:09 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: In this photo from Aug. 6, 2019, Rylee Tusing, 2 , of Albion gets fitted for a new bike helmet by Medina Lt. Todd Draper. Rylee is held by her mother, Stephanie Corke. National Night Out didn’t happen in Orleans County in 2020 and 2021, but returns on Tuesday.

MEDINA – National Night Out is back on Tuesday after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021.

Medina will be hosting the event for the first time. National Night Out was held in Albion from 2015 to 2019.

Participants in the event will include law enforcement, fire agencies, EMS responders, civic organizations and other groups that will be providing activities, demonstrations and giveaways.

The event is free to the community and will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Wise Middle Intermediate School, 1016 Gwinn St.

There will be the battle of the belts, which is a race to see how fast a team of four and put seat belts on, while rotating to four different seats. Teams run outside the vehicle in a clockwise direction to the next seating position until they’ve completed all four spots. There will be prizes in the youth division, ages 10 to 18; adult division, ages 19 and up; family division, all ages; best costume and the turtle award.

There will be K-9 demonstrations, a bike rodeo, child car seat inspections, a magician, face painting, balloon animals, llamas and alpacas, many games and give-a-ways.

Boy Scout Troop 28 – United Methodist Church will be serving hot dogs.