North Judson Town Marshal Kelly Fisher announced that the NJ Police Department will be selling t-shirts and hoodies as a part of their K9 fundraiser from 8 a.m. until noon on Monday, January 8th.
The t-shirts cost $10 and the hoodies will be sold for $20. Fisher stated they consciously set the prices in order to allow all community members a chance to obtain the North Judson Police Department K9 Supporter apparel. The police station is located at 206 Keller Avenue.
She said they ordered ample supply, so products will still be available to walk-ins after that specific time and date but they just wanted to set up a time where people could come in and order a shirt on the spot or pick-up their pre-orders. She added they’re considering holding a similar shirt fundraiser at Bailey’s Discount Center in the near future.
During Tuesday’s town council meeting, Fisher alerted members that the department is nearing their goal. They recently received a $1,000 check from MedOne Mobile and the Silhay family provided a $100 donation during the meeting, in memory of their Portuguese Water Dog “Raggs” who passed away last year. Many other local business and community members have also contributed to the police department’s $20,000 goal.
During the meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe also alerted the council that a specific fund needs to be established for the K9 fundraiser. He mentioned that there is an existing Police Public Donations Special Revenue Fund that could potentially work, as long as it is officially dormant. However, if that fund is still being utilized for something else, the council will have to consider a resolution to create a new account, specifically for the K9 Fundraiser money.
Representatives from the town’s accounting firm Umbaugh will be coming in on Friday, January 12th to meet with Clerk-Treasurer Rowe and Police Chief Fisher to discuss the status of the fund.