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Prescription Meds Drop-Off At National Night Out
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Do you have expired or unused prescription medications at home? Bring them to National Night Out at Mennen Sports Arena in Morris Township, and support the Prescription Meds Drop-Off initiative, sponsored by the ShopRite of Greater Morristown’s Pharmacy. Did you know that disposing of prescriptions by throwing them in the trash is an issue of public safety? Help dispose of prescriptions in a safe manner by bringing them to National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and ShopRite of Greater Morristown’s pharmacist will dispose of them for you.

Morris County’s 11th annual National Night Out, hosted by the Morris County Park Police and the Morris County Park Commission, returns to Mennen Sports Arena. Come hungry and enjoy a FREE ShopRite Black Bear premium hot dog, drinks, and snacks. Bring the entire family and take part in FREE ice skating, attractions, giveaways, and much more!

Fire, police, and rescue units are on hand to demonstrate a wide range of skills and equipment of the multitude of services available to the community. Scores of representatives from the United States Army and Coast Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret

Service, as well as dozens of municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies can answer all your questions and talk about their essential equipment. Explore the on-site emergency vehicles, such as motorcycles, ambulances, all-terrain vehicles, fire engines, and squad cars.

Visit the horses of the Morris County Park Police’s award-winning Mounted equestrian Unit. 

There will be a police motorcycle show and demonstration, as well as mounted demonstrations. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office provides one of the most popular demonstrations, with robotics and bomb robots.

You can’t miss this FREE night of fun and activities! For more information on participation, sponsorship, or volunteering, please contact Lieutenant Gabe DiPietro at For more information about National Night Out, visit

The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey. It currently protects and maintains 18,730 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!