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Houseboat Owners at the Dale Hollow State Park Marina have Yard Sale to Benefit Trooper Island Camp

Date of News Release: 05/26/2011

(Albany, Ky.) -- On May 21, 2011 Houseboat Owners at the Dale Hollow State Park Marina owned by Dudley Webb of Lexington, Kentucky held a yard sale on the docks to benefit Trooper Island Camp. Lee Brown, Houseboat Owner and organizer of the event which ran from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Saturday the 21st of May raised $650.00 with all proceeds going to Trooper Island Camp. A special thanks from Trooper Island Camp to all those which participated in the event.

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 to attend a weeklong camp at no charge during the summer months. Each post sends 16 boys and 16 girls to camp from all across Kentucky for eight weeks from the first of June through the first week in August.

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. Some of the scheduled events in which funds are raised for Trooper Island are golf scrambles, motorcycle runs, fishing tournaments and a yearly statewide raffle.

This year we are raffling off a 2011 Ford Mustang. Tickets may be purchased at any Kentucky State Police Post (Charitable Gaming License #00006333). Anyone that would like to find out where they can participate in one of the events visit the Kentucky State Police web site at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island/tpr_isl_events.htm and click on the trooper island link for a list of scheduled events. To make a donation you 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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