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London, KY Wal-Mart Donates $1,000 to Trooper Island

Date of News Release: 01/07/2005

An image of Nicole Stidman, Assistance Manager at Wal-Mart and PAO Trooper Craig Sutton(LONDON, KY) - On Friday, October 29, 2004 Nicole Stidham Assistant Manager at Wal-Mart store number 1113 in London presented Public Affairs Officer Trooper Craig Sutton a check for $1000.00 to benefit Trooper Island camp for boys and girls.

In 1965 the Kentucky State Police developed Trooper Island on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line as a boys camp. Trooper Island has since been converted to a co-ed camp which currently serves approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12 selected from across the commonwealth at to attend camp at no charge during the summer months. Those children who have been chosen may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a camp. In addition to regular camping dates there are four additional camps held during the summer help children with Vision Impairments, PKU (phenylketonuria), Heart Complications and a Hispanic camp. Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, which operates from contributions and charitable activities held by Kentucky State Police posts across the state. Additional ways in which money has been raised for Trooper Island are through golf scrambles, motorcycle runs, fishing tournaments and the yearly statewide raffle.

Anyone that would like to make a donation can contact your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Further information on either Trooper Island or the Kentucky State Police can be found at the Kentucky State Police web site at www.kentuckystatepolice.org

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