Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The
Rockville Community
- Alliance -

PRESENTS

THE BICENTENNIAL EDITION

 

PICTURES FROM  2008

CLICK HERE!
 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
5 - 9 PM

in beautiful Talcott Park, Rockville, CT

(In case of inclement weather, it will be held the next day.)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - CLICK HERE

BOOTHS & DISPLAYS - CLICK HERE

BENEFACTORS & SPONSORS - CLICK HERE

Mayor McCoy's proclamation, presented by Councilman Brian Motola to NNO Chairman Mike Hescock 

(L-R) State Representative Claire Janowski, State Rep. Joan Lewis. NNO Chairperson - Mike Hescock,
U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney, Town Councilor - Brian Motola

 


If you would more information and/or would like to be a part of the excitement, click on links below for more information!

RCA/Information Letter in pdf format

RCA/National Night Out-application-2008.pdf

Back to Rockville Community Block Watch Homepage

ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS ARE FREE!


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR BENEFACTORS & SPONSORS

Vernon Police Dept.

Union Congregational Church

Maneeley's Catering and Conference Center

Drs. Shapiro & Marmer

95 South Band

McDonald's/Walsh Enterprises

Scranton Motors

High Grade Gas Service of Stafford Springs

US Army

Rockville Bank

Saint Bernard's Church


Hartford Wolf*Pack

Black & Decker of Manchester V. F. Outlet

Target of Manchester

Pepsi

Dollar Tree

Dance Nation

CVS

Tim Horton's

Monet's Table

Crystal Blueprint & Stationery

HOT 93.7 Radio

Lite 100.5 Radio

Spare Time Bowling

Ron-A-Roll

McDonald's of Vernon & Rockville

CT Golf Land & Games

V.F. Outlet of Manchester

Movie Gallery

Tri-Town Lube

Cut-Ups

Body Secrets

99 Restaurant

Frito-Lay

K & S Distributors - Janitorial Supplies

 


Big Y - $25 gift card

Price Chopper - $10 gift card


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS IN
THE VERNON POLICE DEPARTMENT

Vernon Police Explorers & Sgt. Meier

K-9 Officer Chris Hunt and his canine partner "Narco"

Vernon's Special Enforcement Unit (SEU)
Sgt. Barry Foster

And our former Community Police Office "Chuck" Hicking


ALSO, SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS IN
THE VERNON PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT & VERNON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

WITHOUT YOU, NNO WOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE!

 


 

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

2008 Activities 

Music by - 95 South


- McGRUFF, THE CRIME DOG ® 



- HIDDEN DRAGON KARATE-


performances at 5:30-5:55 & 6:30-6:55 


MAGICIAN- BRYAN FLINT


- SPARE TIME BOWLING -

THREE LANES OF OUTDOOR BOWLING FUN!


HOT 93.7 "Street Team"!




*GAMES   *FOOD   *PRIZES

*BALLOONS  *OLD-FASHIONED CONTESTS

*BASKETBALL GAMES & CONTESTS

*FACE-PAINTING

*SIDEWALK CHALK ART

*PUTTING GREEN

*BOWLING LANE

*HOCKEY SHOOT-OUT GAME

& MANY, MANY MORE ACTIVITIES!


Booths and table displays

Hidden Dragon Karate

Rockville Bank

Rockville Downtown Assoc. (RDA)

Town of Vernon - Parks & Recreation Dept.

Town of Vernon - Dept. of Social Services

Town of Vernon - Parks & Recreation Dept.

Vernon Youth Services Bureau (VYSB)

St. Bartholomew's Church   

EASTCONN -Vernon Head Start

Vernon Bicentennial Committee

Hockanum Valley Community Council (HVCC)

Vernon Community Network (VCN)

Gene Pitney Commemorative Committee (GPCC)

"The Rock" Youth Ministry from Rockville Church of the Nazarene

Spare Time Bowling

KidSafe CT

Cornerstone Foundation

Rockville United Methodist Church

First New England Federal Credit Union

American Diabetes

Union Congregational Church
Bev's Corner
Become Part of the Solution
Jacob's Well - A Christian Coffeehouse
Senegal Mission Team

Vernon Community Health Services

Christ's Co-Mission International

US Army

Army National Guard

CT Golf Land and Games

Ron-a-Roll

Hartford Wolf*Pack

Dollar Tree @ Tri-City Plaza

Vernon Democratic Town Committee

Vernon Republican Town Committee

Dickens' Day Festival Committee

Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)

 



If your agency, community group or  business would like to have a display or table, please download PDF files below and then e-mail to RCA@RockvilleCT.com

or fax to 875-1044

RCA/Information Letter in pdf format

RCA/National Night Out-application-2008.pdf

Back to Rockville Community Block Watch Homepage

Thanks to Union Congregational Church
for their generous support!

 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

   
HIDDEN DRAGON KARATE DEMO 5:30-5:55
OPENING CEREMONY 6:00
MAGIC SHOW 6:15 - 6:30
HIDDEN DRAGON KARATE DEMO 6:30-6:55 
95 SOUTH BAND 7 - 9
PRIZE DRAWING

 

 

The Rockville Community Block Watch presents National Night Out Tuesday, August 5th at Talcott Park, in Rockville.  This free event fills Talcott Park with food, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, prizes and most importantly, community spirit.  If you would like to be a sponsor or participant of the event please contact Mike Hescock at 454-4448 or NNO@RockvilleCT.com 

 

 The Rockville Community Alliance (RCA) presents “National Night Out”, on Tuesday, August 5th at Talcott Park, in Rockville.  This annual free event fills Talcott Park with food, entertainment, demonstrations, balloons, prizes and most importantly, community-spirit.  There will be lots of activities planned to keep families entertained! Plenty of food and drink will be supplied by our generous sponsors.

Also, at 6: P.M., there will be a special ceremony to thank all of the organizations, businesses and sponsors of this extraordinary event.  Local and State dignitaries have been invited to “say a few words” and speak on the importance of community-building.

MANY LOCAL NON-PROFITS AND COMMUNITY-MINDED BUSINESSES WILL BE SHOWCASED AT THE EVENT. Approximately  30 displays this year!

They include;

Hidden Dragon Karate
Rockville Bank
Rockville Downtown Assoc. (RDA)
Town of Vernon - Dept. of Social Services
Town of Vernon - Parks & Recreation Dept.
Vernon Youth Services Bureau (VYSB)
St. Bartholomew's Church 
EASTCONN -Vernon Head Start
Vernon Bicentennial Committee
Hockanum Valley Community Council (HVCC)
Vernon Community Network (VCN)
Gene Pitney Commemorative Committee (GPCC)
"The Rock" Youth Ministry from Rockville Church of the Nazarene
Spare Time Bowling
KidSafe CT
Cornerstone Foundation
Rockville United Methodist Church
First New England Federal Credit Union
American Diabetes
Union Congregational Church
       Bev's Corner
       Become Part of the Solution
       Jacob's Well - A Christian Coffeehouse
       Senegal Mission Team
Vernon Community Health Services
Christ's Co-Mission International
US Army
CT Golf Land and Games
Ron-a-Roll
Hartford Wolf*Pack
Dollar Tree @ Tri-City Plaza
Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)

 

ENTERTAINMENT ON VERNON’S SHOWMOBILE

            Music by 95-South, Bryan Flint, Magician, Hidden Dragon Karate demonstration

The event is underwritten by:

The Vernon police Dept.

Union Congregational Church

Maneeley's Catering and Conference Center

Drs. Shapiro & Marmer

95 South Band

McDonald's/Walsh Enterprises

Scranton Motors

High Grade Gas Service of Stafford Springs

Pepsi

Target

US Army

   

There will additional activities such as basketball sponsored by the Vernon Parks & Recreation Dept., Sidewalk Chalk art, Face-painting, Fire Trucks and McGruff the Crime Dog ® , HOT 93.7, The Hartford Wolf*Pack. Outdoor bowling by Spare Time Lanes

For more information about “National Night Out” please contact NNO Chairperson Mike Hescock @ 454-4448 or 875-1044.

Go to the 2008 NNO webpage to see our constantly being updated list of sponsors. www.rockvillect.com and click on the NNO logo.

In 2007, National Night Out involved 35.4 million people in 11,310 communities from all 50 states. For more information about the national direction of NNO, please go to their website at  www.nationalnightout.org

 National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to “strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.“ The NATW consists of over 11,000 participating communities and has listed participation of more than 34 million since 1981. In 1984, the organization began its National Night Out event, held on the first Tuesday in August to promote its anti-crime message throughout the United States.  This event traditionally boasts strong support and participation from local law enforcement and others concerned with the safety of their community.  We adopt no specific political or other affiliation, but rather encourage all to come together in the spirit of a safe and peaceful community.


 Background info on the Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)

The mission of the “Rockville Community Alliance” is to improve and preserve the greater Rockville area of Vernon through the cooperative efforts of residents, the Town of Vernon, and other stake holders, including but not limited to: businesses, property owners, religious organizations, cultural services, and non-profit organizations.

The Rockville Community Alliance is a neighborhood organization that  was re-established when Officer Chuck Hicking was selected as Community Policing Officer on 12/3/05.

He made the initial contact with residents in the area and invited then to the first meeting on March 1, 2006. Since then the group has met monthly at the Florence Mill Apartments Community Room. The group’s first priority was to develop a dialogue directly with the police officers, local government agencies and area residents.

At each monthly meeting, residents are invited to discuss their cares and concerns with the Vernon Police Department.  It has provided a good forum where the officers can learn what’s important to the neighborhood residents, and the public has learned more about the role and responsibilities of the police department.  The cooperative sharing has created a better working relationship along the lines of how the public and the police can work together better for the common good with the mission of improving Rockville’s neighborhoods.

When residents have asked Officer Hicking to look into their concerns, he has always come back to the next meeting with answers and solutions. At each regular meeting, residents are apprised of the upcoming events and have been given instruction as to what role citizens can play in order to make the community a better place to live. There have also been guest speakers such as Marina Rodriguez from the Vernon Town Planner’s Office.

In order to provide specific attention to the various neighborhoods in Rockville, the area has been mapped out into different neighborhood parcels with each having an elected Block Captain.  Residents are encouraged to meet with their Block Captains so that their specific concerns can be addressed. If you would like to contact your local Block Watch Captain, feel free to call 875-1044 or RCA @ or e-mail to RCA@RockvilleCT.com

A Board of Directors were elected, and by-laws were completed in early 2007.  The group has successfully organized itself into a cohesive group and will soon be publishing it’s work plans to improved the local neighborhoods.

Officers for the RCA are as follows;
President - Bryan Flint
Vice President - Rosemarie Mezrioui
Treasurer - Kathy Bidwell
Recording Sec’y – Catherine Zeder
Communications/PR Officer-Bryan Flint

Block Watch Captains include;
Ray Hany

Mike Hescock
Len Zbyk
Catherine Zeder

Our biggest annual event is “National Night Out!” being held on the first Tuesday of August each year.

Officer Hicking role as Community Policing Officer will be changed as of late-summer and instead of one officer assigned to the neighborhoods, there will be a Sergeant and two officers assigned to a Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) to cover programs such as Community policing.

Sgt Barry Foster has been designated lead Police Official for this SEU and  will be given two other officers to complete the unit.

Meetings of the RCA continue to be held monthly at Florence Mill Apartments, in their Community room.  They are regularly scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month.  The next meeting is August 26, 2008 at 7 PM.

For more information about our group, please visit us on the web at:

http://rockvillect.com

 

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2007 NNO SPONSORS

Dr.'s Shapiro & Marmer
First New England
Movie Gallery
Vernon Motor Cars
Rockville Bank
TKB

Monet's Table
Dunkin Donuts
Golf Land
Animal City
Price Choppers
High Grade Gas Services - Stafford
Country Pure Foods
Famous Johnnies
Rockville Florist
Schneider's Flooring America
Tri-Town Lube
Hidden Dragon Karate
Target Stores

Walsh Enterprises/McDonald's of Rockville & Vernon

Bouncin' Around
Blues Deluxe Band
Saint Bernard Church

SPECIAL THANKS TO;

Vernon Parks & Recreation Dept.
Vernon Public Works Dept.
&
Vernon Police Dept.
OFFICER "CHUCK" HICKING

 


IN 2007, MANY LOCAL NON-PROFITS AND COMMUNITY-MINDED BUSINESSES WERE BE SHOWCASED AT THE EVENT.
 

   They include;

Rockville Bank,

First New England Credit Union,

Vernon Youth Services Bureau,

Vernon Social Services,

Head Start,

The Gene Pitney Commemorative Committee,

“The Rock”, Youth Ministry group from The Rockville Church of the Nazarene, 

The Cornerstone Foundation,

The Rockville Downtown Association,

Hidden Dragon Karate,

and the National Guard.

 

There were additional activities such as basketball sponsored by the Vernon Parks & Recreation Dept., Sidewalk Chalk art, Face-painting, Fire Trucks and McGruff the Crime Dog ®

 

 

For more information about NNO contact:

     NNO@RockvilleCT.com

860/875-1044

 

National Night Out-2006 Pictures

National Night Out-2007 Pictures

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