CEDAR CITY – While police are busy pulling overtime shifts over this weekend, several community members plan to show their thanks for the work officers do year round with a Saturday fundraiser at the park.
Lori Logue, a realtor at Century 21 1st Choice Realty, decided a little more than a month ago to organize the fundraiser at Main Street Park for the Cedar City Police Department.
In that time, she has managed to coordinate with several local businesses and pull support from various individuals who have all stepped up to help her in these efforts.
“I think people want to participate in positive events and activities in the community in general so it wasn’t hard getting people to want to be involved and help,” Logue said. “I also think there is a lot of support in our community for our law enforcement and people want to show their support and say thank you. This gives everybody an opportunity to do that.”
As part of the day’s events, Logue has planned several activities for the entire family. There will also be a silent auction with items to bid on from local businesses and a yard and bake sale. Winners of the silent auction will be announced at 1:30 p.m. For those who aren’t present for the announcement, they will be contacted at a later time.
Logue also plans to have some posters on site for the community to sign and write a “thank you” on that will be delivered later to the police officers.
In addition to Saturday’s fundraiser, Logue brought in the help of Chili’s for another event next week. The local restaurant plans to donate 15 percent of their day’s sales Thursday, Sept. 8, to the Cedar City Police Department.
Logue’s goal is to raise $3,000 between Saturday’s event and Chili’s Give Back Day. The money that is raised will go directly to the police to be used toward filling various needs they may have such as more protective gear or charity programs like Shop with a Cop.
The event was unexpected and not solicited by the Cedar City Police, but greatly appreciated, Cedar City Police Sgt. Jerry Womack said.
“We were pleasantly surprised,” Womack said. “Locally, law enforcement I believe still has a lot of support in spite of all the negative press in the national media. We are fortunate to be a part of this community and we are appreciative of everything the citizens do to show their support of us.”
If anyone is interested in helping or getting involved with the fundraiser, Logue said she is looking for about five more tables and needs volunteers in the morning at 7:30 a.m. to get everything set up.
If you go:
When: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016
Location: 200 N. Main Street
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Chili’s Give Back Event:
Location: Chili’s at 1237 Sage Drive
When: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
For more information or to donate cash:
Contact Lori Logue at (435) 421-2900
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