Students design T-shirts for sheriff’s office
The Waupaca County K9 Committee recently developed the idea of a K9 T-shirt Contest. The purpose was to continue community involvement and include the children of Waupaca County in the fun.
In January, the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office contacted the schools within Waupaca County and asked them to put up a poster of the contest rules. The idea was to have children draw something related to law enforcement.
The contest was broken into age groups: kindergarten through sixth grade and seventh through 12th grade.
By the March deadline, 176 entries were submitted.
The K9 Committee picked the top four entries in each age group and asked WCSO employees and Waupaca County Board members to vote for their favorites.
The winners were Kennedy Rosin, of Manawa Elementary, and Kloe Miller, of St. Peter Lutheran School, in Weyauwega.
On May 2, K9 handlers and Sheriff Brad Hardel surprised Rosin and Miller by presenting their prizes at their schools.
Rosin received a pizza party and T-shirts with her design for her entire class.
Miller received a $50 Visa gift card and a T-shirt for herself and her teacher.
With the help of Dockside Designs, of Weyauwega, the WCSO was able to present the winning T-shirts to the children quickly.
T-shirts of the winning designs are on sale at the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, which is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for youth sizes, $13 for small through XL and $15 for 2XL.
All proceeds benefit the Waupaca County K9 units.
“The Waupaca County K9 Unit really would not be possible without the support of the community,” said Hardel. “We sincerely appreciate everyone that has helped us along the way.”
The K9 Committee members will serve food at the Vintage Pipes & Stripes event on June 10-11, at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds in Weyauwega. For information on this event, visit www.vintagepipesstripes.com. All proceeds benefit the K9 units.
The WCSO’s annual brat fry will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in the parking lot east of the Sheriff’s Office.