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Cuba City police continues K9 fundraising
The Cuba City police department has continued to actively raise money to start a K9 unit, which will be completely funded by donation. No tax dollars will be used for this program. The fundraising has been going on for about four months and has received much support from the community, clubs, and businesses. “We would like to take this chance to thank two businesses in the city that came together and donated a combined total of $7,500 toward the Cuba City K9 Unit,” said officer Jessica Kelly.  “Non Metallic Components and A.Y. McDonald came together for a very generous donation.” The pair offered to donate $2,500 initially.  “Non Metallic Components and A.Y. then had the idea that a money match up to $5,000 dollars for the K9 would be a great donation,” said Kelly. “As a department we are excited to say, we were able to fundraise $5,000 and A.Y McDonald matched that.” These two businesses came together to support police department and K9 program. “We want to thank both businesses for this generous donation and their continued support.”
On Saturday, May 25 the police department held a cook out at Weber’s. “I would like to thank Dan and Tracey Weber for all the support and donation they provided the Police Department,” said Kelly. “A special thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard all day to raise a very amazing amount. This event went over huge, as we hard our first customer at 9:30 a.m.”  The group had to change a propane tank half way through on the grill. “The food never stopped flying off the grill, “ said Kelly.  People were able to purchase a K9 supporter shirt. “I received many words of encouragement and positive statements on how the K9 unit will be a great addition to the department and community. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with grilling, filling the orders, selling merchandise, and providing shade on a very warm day.”
On Saturday, June 15 the police department hosted a K9 5K and 3K. “I would like to give a big thanks to all the people who participated in the 5K and 3K,” said Kelly. “The event, even on a very warm morning, was the first run the police department organized and we had a great turn out. I personally want to thank al the participants that came out and showed their support. This event would not have been possible without our volunteers, who gave up their time and Saturday to help us at this event. I also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers from my personal family, department family, Cuba City EMS, Cuba City workers, Cuba City High School, Mr. Robert Serres, Mr. Guy Kopp, and the Taylor family. Without all these volunteers donating equipment or time, this event would not have been possible. Finally, thank you to the Cuba City Pharmacy for providing amazing refreshments for our runners and their K9’s.”