Trooper Island News Release

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Henderson Elks Lodge #206 and Elks State Lodge Makes Donation to Trooper Island Camp

Date of News Release: 10/14/2009

An image of   (R-L)   Exalted Ruler of the Henderson Elks Lodge #206 Gary Hayden, Kentucky State Police Post 16 Captain Robert Shoultz and  Kentucky Elks State President Terrell Cartwright, click here to enlarge in a new window(Albany, Ky.) -- On Friday, October 9, 2009 Kentucky State Police Captain Robert Shoultz of Post 16 in Henderson was presented a donation of $1,100.00 by the Exalted Ruler of the Henderson Elks Lodge #206 Gary Hayden and Kentucky Elks State President Terrell Cartwright for Trooper Island Camp.

Trooper Island was created in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police to help those who may not have otherwise had a chance to attend a summer camp. Located on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line, Trooper Island is a co-ed camp, with approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12, selected from across the commonwealth by Troopers attend a week long camp at no charge during the summer months. In addition to the regular camping schedule Trooper Island has conducted special camps for some of Kentucky's special needs youth. These camps have included over the past years camps for children with Congenital Heart Disease (Camp BraveHearts), PKU (Phenylketonuria), Hearing Impairment, Vision Impairments and a camp for the Hispanic children.

Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, operating solely from donation from private individuals, Corporations, Civic and Business groups, along with charitable activities held by Kentucky State Police posts across the state. Anyone that would like to make a donation can send a contribution directly to Trooper Island at Post Office Box 473, Albany, Kentucky 42602 or by contacting your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Currently Further information on Trooper Island can be found at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm.

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