TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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2011 Trooper Island Campers from Mayfield and Madisonville Posts
Date of News Release: 06/21/2011
(Hickory, Ky.) -- During the week of June 13th through June 17th, a total of fifty-five (55) boys and girls from the Mayfield and Madisonville State Police post districts 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 800 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 2011 Mustang GT (Charitable Gaming #0000633) with proceeds going to Trooper Island. Tickets may be purchased from any Kentucky State Police Post.