National Night Out

National Night Out

Tuesday, Aug, 1, 2017
5-8 p.m.

(Set-Up for displays begins at 4 pm)


NNO 2017 application

“Unity In Our Community!”



Yes! It’s that time of the year again for National Night Out (NNO) which is held each year on the first Tuesday in August by the Rockville Community Alliance, (RCA) and the Vernon Police Dept. This year it is on August 2, from 5-8 pm in the center of Rockville in front of Vernon’s Town Hall. (14 Park Place for GPS!)

Due to the national attention on the sometimes strained relationships between the communities and law enforcement, the RCA is holding a special ceremony: Unity in Our Community to draw attention to those HEROES THAT KEEP US SAFE and the EVERYDAY HEROES in our community.
At our special ceremony at 6:00 pm we will all gather around the flagpole in Rockville’s Central Park and hear remarks from various speakers, political leaders, and the clergy. With all the recent issues with racism, terrorism and most recently the abuse and misuse of the rule of law and law enforcement, this event can be an important moment in time to show the “Unity in our Community” that exists within our hometown!

“National Night Out” is THE premier event in Greater Rockville where over 1,500 people are brought together at one time to allow the community to gather in a healthy, safe manner in the hope of improving neighborhood relationships. Most area social service agencies, churches, service-oriented businesses and volunteer groups have found this one of the best times to focus their outreach efforts to interact with the community members whom they serve in a very comfortable, non-threatening, casual manner. The NNO Mission statement states: National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

Guests include:

U.S. Representative -Joseph Courtney
State Senator Tony Guglielmo
State Representative Claire Janowski
State Representative Tim Ackert
Vernon Mayor – Daniel Champagne
Vernon Police Chief – James Kenny
Emergency Services Director/Vernon Public Schools – Michael Purcaro
CERT Team Commander – Brian Gay
Vernon Fire Dept. – Capt. Luis Muniz
Rockville Community Alliance – President, Benjamin Klimczak
Vernon Community Network – President, TeriLynn Rogers
“Believe 208” – Trish Buchanan
Vernon Youth Services Bureau- Oz Ramos
Business Owner – Sam Flint
Rev. Flick Grezel
Rev. Eric Osterday
Rev. Wayne Hansen
Rev. Kevin MacDonald
Rev. Paul O’Neil

NNO RCA Event Chairperson – Tom DiDio at (860) 380-7104 (c)
“Unity In Our Community”  – Bryan Flint, Sr. at (860) 670-0587 (c)

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To have a display space at National Night Out:  NNO-2016-Application-fillable-FINAL

    To sponsor a portion of National Night Out:   2016-National_Night_Out_Sponsorship_form-fillable-FINAL

Tom DiDio – Event Chairman
860.380.7104 (c)

860.646.5320 (h)






National Night Out in Rockville, CT


Tuesday, Aug. 2nd , from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, (rain date, Aug. 3rd, same times) Park Place and Central Park in Downtown Rockville will be transformed into a free festival for community members.  This event is sponsored by the Rockville Community Alliance and the Vernon Police Department.


There will be free school supplies (while they last), free food and free entertainment!  Big Jim’s Foam Machine and a “Frozen” Bounce House will be back for summertime fun.


Meet your friends, neighbors, local organizations and local businesses as they provide information, free school supplies, free gifts and free food.


A limited number of Child ID Kits will be available.  This includes: educational information to go over with children and ways to stay safe without scaring them; a place for fingerprints (ink not included);  a photo and description of the child and info for a DNA sample.


The Rockville Community Alliance and the Vernon Police Dept. sponsor this annual event to enhance our anti-crime efforts, strengthen our neighborhood spirit and promote police/community partnerships.


At 6 pm a brief  “Unity of Community” Program will begin at the flag poles in Central Park.


There will be a silent auction table with items for young and old alike – many donated by participating businesses and organizations.  Tickets for this event are the only thing allowed to be “sold” during this time  – everything else is free.  This auction will be used to purchase additional school supplies for the community.  Some of the items are: RCA(c) 8 Apollo touch pad;  gift basket from The Strong Family Farm (including a free Family Membership);  a children’s medieval-type pup tent; 2 oil changes from Larry’s Sales and Repair; a gift certificate from Garden Barn; kids’ backpacks with school supplies and much more!


Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for helping with this year’s sponsorship:

Mill Street Auto; Monet’s Table; Farmington Bank; Rockville Baptist Church; Price Chopper Foods; Trivent Financial; Union Church; Marcy’s House of Beauty; Lee & Lamont Realty; Bolles Motors; Target Stores; Vernon CERT; Vernon Police Union; Renewal by Anderson.  To become a sponsor, contact  Tom DiDio at 860.646.5320 or


For more information contact  Tom DiDio at 860.646.5320 or


Pam DiDio
Rockville Community Alliance, Communications Chair



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