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K-9 Cookout this Saturday

The Park Hills Police Department invites the public to enjoy some barbecue and help support their efforts in funding a K-9 Unit.

The Park Hills Police Department will hold a fundraiser barbecue this Saturday at the Farmer’s Market on the corner of Crane and Main Streets in downtown Park Hills.

This is one of many fundraising events being held in efforts to aid the police department with needed funds in adding a K-9 unit to the force.

The fundraising event will not only include barbecue plates but also a yard sale of donated items.

A K-9 demonstration will also be held with the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department’s K-9 showing what these dogs can do and informing the public of the advantages in having a K-9 officer.

They will be firing up the grill at 10:30 a.m. in order to have the food ready in time for lunch.

The menu for the day will be a choice of a hamburger or hotdog plate served with two sides, potato salad and chips, as well as a soda. Hotdog plates will be sold at a cost of $5 and hamburger plates will be $7.

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Delivery is also an option for residents of Park Hills and Leadington who can't make it over to the event’s location. To place a delivery order on Saturday, contact Zach Hedrick at 573-366-0237.

All proceeds for the fundraiser will go to the Park Hills Police Department K-9 Fund. Anyone wishing to donate items to the yard sale or to donate funds for the K-9 unit can contact the Park Hills Police Department at 573-431-3131.

The department is hoping to raise $20,000 to get the K-9 program started and are approximately a quarter of the way to its goal.

Local businesses like Domino's and El Tapatio have been helping out by donating portions of their sales to the department on special days.

Several more events are planned throughout the summer including a rescheduled men’s baseball tournament to be announced soon.

The tournament was originally scheduled for last weekend following the women's tournament but was postponed due to rain.

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Bobby Radford is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3628, or at bradford@dailyjournalonline.com.

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