Post 11 donates money to help support Pickens K-9 officer

PICKENS — American Legion Pickens Post 11 public relations officer Joe Acampora handed over a check of $250 to Pickens Police K-9 officer Braden Wimpey for  a new K-9 dog and trainer program to be initiated in the upcoming months.

The dog will be not be used as an attack dog, but rather for bomb and drug detection, along with comforting assignments.

12-07 Page 3A.inddThe American Legion funds came from the citizens of Pickens County during a recent  fundraiser on Veterans Day at the  Pickens Wal-Mart to be used for community projects such as this, Boys and Girls State, and Honor  Flights. Post 11 urges all eligible veterans to join and participate in all community help efforts.

Post 11’s Joe Acampora hands a check of $250 to Pickens police officer Braden Wimpey for a new K-9 dog and trainer program.

Legion members also issued a special thanks to Teresa and Ed Lewis of Aunt Sue’s Country Restaurant, who fed firefighting teams during the past two weeks of the relentless Pinnacle Mountain fires and then donated a  wholesome meal to American Legion Post 11’s November meeting.