The community's fund raising effort for a new K-9 police dog to replace K-9 Buddy of the Cedaredge Police Department got a boost last week.
A check for $1,115.50 was presented last week by the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce for the CPD's K-9 fund.
Presenting the check to Chief Dan Sanders was Dottie Whitlock, CACC board president.
The event took place during the monthly chamber board meeting last week. The CACC raised the funds from a silent auction held at the Golden Gala during this year's AppleFest, a CACC sponsored event.
Sanders said that the community has raised over $7,000 for a new police dog.
In other business at the chamber's monthly board meeting, treasurer Lesley Lewis reported that the AppleFest had more booth participants and raised more money from space rentals than last year. Expenses were "significantly less" than last year also. The event is the chamber's major fundraiser of the year.
"It was a very successful AppleFest in a lot of ways," Lewis said.
The Golden Gala cut expenses and ended as a $2,000 expense to the chamber as opposed to the $5,300 in expenses it incurred last year. Help with decorations and from local restaurants on food preparation were the major contributors to lower costs.
"Graystone, RJ's, Creekside, Daveto's, and Drost's Chocolates provided the food and candy, and did a fabulous job of keeping costs down," said Gretchen Atkinson, chamber administrator.
Chamber President Larry Murphy reported that a total of $2,300 had been raised from the sale of chamber Shoppers Cards. Most of the sales came from efforts of high school students, he said. All of the money raised from the cards is being donated this year to the CHS athletic department.blog comments powered by Disqus