From Officer Jayrd Merritt
K9 handler, Creston Police Department
I would like to take some time and thank all of the businesses and people that supported the Creston Police Department K9 Fundraiser Golf Tournament.
For those who didn’t know the police department held a golf tournament fundraiser for the K9 unit, this was to raise money for the ongoing cost of having a K9 and to purchase another K9 when the current one retires.
The tournament was a great success. It wouldn’t have been possible without the help from my department and many volunteers.
To all of the businesses that donated items I want to say thank you. We had a very nice selection of things that were raffled off. A big thank you goes out to the hole sponsors: Rick and Jeanne Piel, Woody’s Lawncare and Landscape, Robin and Paul Ver Meer, Lee and Shawna Freeman, Creston Elks Lodge, The Lobby, F&M Body Shop, RE Lewis Refrigeration, Creston Livestock Auction, Hulett and Son Auto Salvage, Johns Custom Sheds and Alliant Energy. Each of these businesses donated $100 to be a hole sponsor. Thank you to Pine Valley Golf for letting us hold the tournament there. We also received various other donations from people throughout the community.
Thanks again to all that participated in any way. It is greatly appreciated and nice to know that we have a community that stands behind this program.