Oh, what a night!!!!!

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Press Coverage

The Rockville Community Alliance

proudly presents


August 2, 2011

Musical Entertainment - click here

Booths/participants - click here

Demonstrations - click here

Sponsors/Organizers - click here

Commercial Booths - click here



Mayor McCoy presenting Proclamation to Mike Hescock, Rockville National Night Out Chairperson

(L-R) Vernon Police Chief James Kenny, State Rep. Claire Janowski (56th),
George Apel -(BOE), Polly Schaeffer-(Town Council), Bob Case (Target of S.W.),
Mayor Jason McCoy, John Ward -Town Administrator, Mike Hescock - NNO Chairperson, 
Brian Motola - Deputy Mayor, Tom Didio - NNO Coordinator
(Photo by Bryan Flint)

The following pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them!

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Nicole enjoying NNO

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Terilynn Rogers                                    Skateboarding Friends!

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Jim is in the house!!!

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Gene Pitney Commemorative Committee Russ & Sandi

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Rockville Public Library

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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) & Union Church


here are some on Flickr from Mayor McCoy




Press Coverage




National Night Out Brings About 1,000 to Rockville

The event has grown considerably over the years.

   By Meghan Moore and Chris Dehnel

Tell Your Neighbors About Patch

About 1,000 people descended upon Downtown Rockville on Tuesday to stick their noses up at crime, show the street corners can be for families and, in one organizer's words, ''promote community togetherness.''

It was all part of the National Night Out celebration. The Rockville Community Alliance, in conjunction with the Vernon Police Department, the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department and the Vernon Community Network, sponsored the local segment of National Night Out.

Target was also a major sponsor.

People from all over the region visited Rockville.

''This is a huge success,'' said Mike Hescock, the RCA vice president and the national Night Out organizing committee chairman. "We have people from religious organizations, politicians, government and business here. This is bringing together all types of people who want to fight crime, drugs, blight and social situations in our town.''

More than 50 of those groups had booths along the Green and most of them donated raffle prizes.

Free activities - like bouncy houses - were offered for young people and free food was available for all.

Bev's Corner again supplied tables and chairs. It's become a habit for the drop-in center during big events downtown. 

Free food and entertainment were also featured.

Bryan Flint, an RCA past-president, remembers the event's local roots over by the Ward Street police substation about a decade ago. He said the police were cooking on a single grill and people were shooting baskets from a single hoop.

"Now look,'' he said. ''This event promotes togetherness and when people in the community get to know each other, the community becomes a better place.''

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Rockville is among 15,000 communities celebrating 'National Night Out'

Members of the community flocked to Rockville's National Night Out on Aug. 2, which offered free fun, food, music and activities for everyone. Photo by Lauri Voter.

By Lauri Voter - Staff Writer
Rockville - posted Fri., Aug. 5, 2011

Thousands of communities world-wide celebrated National Night Out on Aug. 2. In Rockville, residents, businesses and community organizations gathered together downtown to take part in the global event.

“National Night Out is an event held in 15,000 communities throughout the world on the same night, same time, same places,” said Mike Hescock, vice president for the Rockville Community Alliance and National Night Out chairperson.

The Vernon Police Department, Vernon Parks and Recreation Department and the Vernon Community Network worked in collaboration to make it all happen.

“The goal is to show that it's safe and nice to come into downtown Rockville,” said Hescock. More than 50 booths representing community organizations and businesses were included in the event to gain visibility, provide information and generally demonstrate what Rockville has to offer.

“There's not a single penny being spent by anyone unless they want to help us raise money for our next year's event,” said Hescock.

Vendors are not charged to participate, although they can offer a donation or donate a raffle prize, if they choose. Raffle tickets are sold to raise money for the next annual event.

One of the missions of NNO is to open the channel of positive communication between residents and members of the public safety departments. Hescock encourages Rockville's citizens to participate in the RCA, saying, “We're a block watch, we're a community group, we're a lot of different things under one umbrella.”

For more information about RCA, visit www.rockvillecommunityalliance.org  or attend a monthly RCA meeting, held at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Bev's Corner on Elm Street in Rockville.

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 for up to date info; www.RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org 




On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, the Rockville Community Alliance in conjunction with the Vernon Police Department, the Vernon Parks & Recreation Department, and the Vernon Community Network will be sponsoring National Night Out in downtown Rockville.

Thousands of people attend this annual family oriented event. There will be free entertainment, free exhibits, free demonstrations and free food. National Night Out is celebrated in communities all across the USA that evening. To see more, go to www.rockvillect.org


We'll provide a 10 x 10 space for you to set up a booth to help you get your message out to the public. Many groups have brochures and give away little trinkets.

Please bring your own tables, chairs, banners, etc. This is a free event--nothing is to be sold. Email NNO@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.com to obtain a Participation Form. The form can be downloaded, filled out and either scanned and e-mailed back to us or sent snail-mail.

There is no cost to participate but many groups are providing a $25 donation and/or gift basket to be raffled off that night. The funds raised are used to help defray the costs of the event. This is NOT required to participate.

We want you there. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you.

Tom & Pam DiDio
Participant Coordinators
Rockville Community Alliance
860/646-5320 (H)    860/380-7104 (C)



6:30-6:45 American Karate demonstration

American Karate Youth Martial Arts Center
Sensei Eliud Sanchez
175 West Rd # 3
Ellington, CT 06029-3730



6:45-7:00  Lunging Tiger demonstration

Lunging Tiger Karate
Sensei Kimberly Johnson
860/477 0504
211 Knott Highway
Ashford, CT 06278


Musical Entertainment

Tru 2 Life

This hip-hop duo from Hartford will perform from 5 to 5:30 pm. Since 2005, Tru 2 Life has performed at various events and at juvenile detention centers. The duo also teaches young people how to use and discover their artistic gifts. The group performed at JesusFest last year.


Deschamplain Brothers

This Ellington band performs oldies from the 50s, 60s and into the 70s.  They will be performing with vocals, keyboards, guitar and drums from 5:50 to 6:30 pm.


The classic rock band from Manchester will perform from 7 to 8 pm. The group has been together since 1999, playing at community and Christian events across Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. The six-person group includes vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. ETX performed at JesusFest last year.



Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)

Vernon Police Department

Vernon Parks & Recreation Department

Vernon Community Network

Commercial Booths


  Rockville Bank
2    Union Church
3    Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)
4    Real Ministries
5    Become Part of the Solution
6    Rockville Downtown Association (RDA)
7    Rockville Public Library
8    Gene Pitney Commemorative Committee
9-13 Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)
14   Visiting Nurses
15   Hockanum Valley Community Council (HVCC)
16   ECHN Family Resources
17   Express Verizon
18   Total Touch
19-21 Good Humor
22   Vernon Parks & Recreation Dept.
23   Girl Scouts
24   Miss Jen Daycare
25   Independence Home Improvement
26   BarackObama.com
27   Rockville Church of the Nazarene

28   Friends of Jack

29   Tri Town Cruzers
30   Indian Valley YMCA
31   Vernon Democrats
32   Vernon Youth Service Bureau
33   United Methodists Church
34   Church of the Risen Savior (also area behind space 34)
35   Foodshare
36   Vernon Pre-School 
38   Vernon Patch
38a Price Chopper
39   Vernon Police Dept.
40   Vernon Police Explorers
41   Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
42-43  Vernon Fire Dept
46   Vernon Arts Commission
47   Academy of Arts & Learning
48   Olde Town Bakery
49   Target
50   East Hartford Community Healthcare
51   Masonic Lodge
52   City Check Cashing
53   Lunging Tiger
54   Vernon Republicans
55   St. John’s Episcopal Church
--  Elm & Park  State Police

 2011 National Night Out!  


Rockville Community

Vernon Police Dept. & 

the Vernon Community Network

Vernon Parks and Recreation Dept.


Also a special thanks to CERT for their assistance!




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