Wright City

Wright City hosts National Night Out to honor first responders

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 8/1/23

The event begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday night in Diekroeger Park.

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Wright City hosts National Night Out to honor first responders


All Warren County residents are invited to Wright City's National Night Out celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at Diekroeger Park.

The event gives residents an opportunity to meet first responders while enjoying live music, food, barrel train, bounce house and more.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Warren County BackStoppers.

“I’m a firm believer that if we can join families and kids with first responders in a moment that is not driven by chaos or drama of them being victims, then we can hopefully create a better opportunity for them to not be as terrified in a moment where they have to be involved with the first responders,” Wright City Mayor Michelle Heiliger said during the July 13 board of aldermen meeting.”If we embrace them as an entire county and an entire community, it’s a win for everybody.”

First responders from Marthasville, Warrenton, and Truesdale will join crews from Wright City at the event.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, according to the national organization’s website.

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at jason@warrencountyrecord.com

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