TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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2009 Trooper Island Campers From Madisonville & Mayfield Posts
Date of News Release: 06/08/2009
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- During the week of June 1st through June 5th, a total of sixty-four (64) boys and girls from the Madisonville and Mayfield Post District spent a week at the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Camp. Before leaving for the island, the campers were treated to a cookout at the Madisonville Post courtesy of Richard Gordon of Madisonville, KY.
During the week on the island, campers participated in many activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Campers also learned about good citizenship, hygiene, and leadership. Trooper Island is located on Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line. Established in 1965, the free, summer camp is for underprivileged boys and girls ages 10 to 12 that may not have a chance to attend a summer camp. Each year approximately 700 campers attend the camp from across the state.
Trooper Island is a non-profit organization, which operates solely on private and business donations. If you would like to make a donation to Trooper Island, you may contact your local Kentucky State Police Post. Contributions are tax-deductible. Currently, the Kentucky State Police is raffling a 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T (license # ORG0000633) with proceeds going to Trooper Island. Tickets may be purchased from any Kentucky State Police Post.
The annual Post 2 Trooper Island Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Central City Country Club. For more information, you may contact Trooper Stu Recke at 270-676-3313 or email at Stu.Recke@ky.gov.