MIDDLEBURG – A Valley Boy Scout is holding a fundraiser to benefit the Snyder County K9 unit. Boy Scout and Selinsgrove Middle School 8th grader Zackery Smith is holding a craft show and yard sale fundraiser Saturday, October 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the Snyder County Courthouse parking lot.
Smith said he hopes it’s a fun way to have a fundraiser, “We thought this would be a good idea because every time we’re driving around in the car, we always see people having yard sales. So its $20 a table and any funds you make from the actual selling of your stuff you can keep. But the $20 for the table goes toward the fundraiser.” At the yard sale, you’ll be able to buy food and drinks.
Snyder County Sheriff John Zechman says starting a K9 unit in the county was a top goal of his since taking the position over two years ago. But he says it takes a lot of money to maintain it, “The up-front cost and a four-week training period for the handler is approximately $10,000. You have healthcare that needs to be provided for the K-9. Of course, there’s food, there’s re-certification costs, there’s grooming, and then another expense is the K-9 vehicle.”
The registration fee can be dropped off at the Middleburg Post Office or you can make checks payable to Snyder County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Fund – mail to P.O. Box 44 Middleburg, PA 17842 by October 6. Please include with your donation: name, address, phone and/or email, and number of tables purchasing. Registration fees are non-transferable if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather. All registration fees and donations are considered charitable donations for tax purposes.