BROKEN BOW—The Dog Gone Fun 4H Club is selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a handmade quilt. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Broken Bow Police Department’s (BBPD) K9 Unit for the purchase of safety equipment. Sam is a 7-year-old German Shepherd who is assigned as a narcotics detection dog for the City of Broken Bow.
Dog Gone Fun 4H Club Volunteer Angela Burnett told KCNI/KBBN the club is excited to raise money for a project that benefits the entire community.
“We noticed the article about the Broken Bow Police dog needing updated safety equipment and as 4H club, we decided to do a community service project and do a fundraiser to raise money to donate our proceeds to help get that updated equipment,” Burnett said.
Raffle tickets for the quilt are one ticket for $2 or three tickets for $5. The quilt is blue jean denim on one side, dog-print fleece on the other, and is about 60″ x 80″. It was made by Carla Williams of Merna.
The raffle winner will be drawn during the Custer County Fair Dog show on Friday, July 29. The dog show starts at 5:30 p.m. (Ticket holder does not have to be present to win.)
Burnett said extra funds from the raffle will also go toward the K9 Unit and purchase of future dogs after Sam retires.
Burnett said the 4H club members and their dogs have been preparing for the dog show since January and are excited to show off their hard work.
“Lots of practice, lots of hot days working with our dogs but it’s going very well,” Burnett told KCNI/KBBN. “They’re learning and having fun with their dogs. They’re excited to show off their hard work at fair and we encourage everyone to come to the fair!”
Contact a club member for raffle tickets or call Angela Burnett at 308-870-1877. Also, keep an eye out for the club selling raffle tickets at the Market on the Square on Thursdays.