Large community turnout for 'Light up the Night' event for missing Buckeye boy

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BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

There was a big turnout Saturday night for a community event held to draw attention to the case of Jesse Wilson, a missing 10-year-old boy from Buckeye.

Jesse's school held the ‘Light up the Night’ event to raise awareness about the search still in progress.

Almost two weeks have passed since Jesse disappeared, but his school says they've been finding some people still don't know the boy is missing.

“As so many days have passed, it's possible that Jesse could be anywhere by now. We need to make noise and bring much more attention to Jesse,” Bradley Academy of Excellence said in the event announcement. 

Pizza boxes are even being used to display flyers alerting the public about the missing boy.

[READ MORE: West Valley business spreading the word about missing Buckeye boy]

Police say Jesse slipped out his bedroom window Sunday, July 17. He reportedly has left home before but hasn't stayed out for an extended period. 

So far, the search for him has turned up no solid leads. Jesse's mother has made several pleas through the media for him to come home. 

[READ MORE: Mother makes tearful appeal for son to come home]

The night started across town, with dozens of  family members, friends, and classmates meeting up for a night-time caravan. Many decorated their cars in yellow, with the hashtag 'Lead Jesse Home.' 

The group caravaned to the Bradley Academy campus, the same route Jesse took on his way home from school.

Police are still sorting through tips that have come in from across the country, regarding Jesse's disappearance, but say the number of calls seems to have dropped off. 

[RELATED: Missing Buckeye boy: Police set up special phone number, email for tips]

Many of those tips found their way to investigators through Facebook. At this point, police are asking people to use the created tip line (623-349-6411) and email address (bpdtips@buckeyeaz.gov) to submit leads so that they do not get lost online.

Buckeye police say they're not giving up on the search, they say detectives have been working on the case every day. 

[READ MORE: Search teams continue to look for missing Buckeye boy]

One Buckeye man is now offering a motorcycle as a reward for anyone who knows where Jesse is.

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