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posted Oct 4, 2013, 10:21 AM by MaQuade Chesley   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 4:25 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Mesquite, NV – The Mesquite Police Department would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in Mesquite Night Out (MNO).  Designed to develop interaction between community members and organizations MNO offered residents the opportunity to explore many Mesquite based clubs and organizations.

The festivities began with a procession from Mesquite Blvd and Sandhill to the Rec Center field by Mesquite Police, Mesquite Fire and Rescue, Beat the Heat, Nevada Highway Patrol, FBI, BLM, Beaver Dam and Bunkerville Fire Departments, Clark County School District Police, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mesquite Animal Control, Mesquite Asphalt Angels and the Bikers against Child Abuse.  The procession ended with the landing of the Mercy Air helicopter.

The event kicked off with the presenting of the colors by the Vietnam Veterans and a trumpet solo of the National Anthem by Charlie Niehoufs.  The Mesquite Community Band Combo, joined at times by Elvis impersonator Dan Zito, kept the crowd entertained between a demonstration by Bill O’Connell’s Tae Kwon Do students, a dance number by the Gorman twins from Revele Dance, and stand-up comedy by Mrs. Senior Mesquite, Alecia Sebio.

In addition to the information tables set up by the groups listed above, the following clubs and organizations also participated: 

Gold Butte Days Committee, Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, Thunder Stick Tactical; NDOT Bicycle, Pedestrian and Safe Route to School program, Bicycle and Community Outreach & Committee for bicycle friendly communities, Mesquite Cancer Help Society, Exchange Club of Mesquite, Salvation Army, Clark County Office of Emergency Management, Nevada Child Seekers, Mesquite Rotary Club, Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT), Greater Mesquite Arts Foundation, Mesquite Police Department Explorers, Mesquite Police Department Volunteers, Desert Fox Flyer RC Club, Rescue K-9s, Mesquite Planning and Development, Mesquite Library, Star Nursery, Clark County Department of Family Services, The Parenting Project, Nevada Community Partnership Coalition (NCPC), Virgin Valley Family Services and Virgin Valley High School Art Student’s Ana Rivera, Vanessa Gomez, Elizabeth Robles, and Patricia Pantoya who painted faces.

Lastly, the Mesquite Police Department would like to thank the Mesquite Elk’s Lodge for providing drinks, hot dogs and chips to everyone in attendance, as well as, the staff at the Mesquite Rec Center and Mesquite City Officials for event assistance.