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June 14, 2013

Barbecue to benefit local Crime Stoppers


The Grady County Sherriff’s Office and Chickasha Police Department will host a Crime Stoppers fundraiser on July 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Grady County Fairgrounds in the north building.

One $10 ticket will provide guests a barbecue dinner, guest speakers and silent auction. Kid friendly activities will be available as well, at no additional charge.

“We will have facepainting, four moon bounces, there will be a helicopter on display, along with a mobile unit and we will have the Ident-A-Kid there to allow parents to have their children fingerprinted and their picture taken,” Grady County Sheriff’s Office Public Relations Officer and Board of Crimestoppers member Lisa Hatchett said.

Crime stoppers pays money to individuals for anonymous tips to help law enforcement solve crimes, according to Hatchett. Raising money for this program is vital because without the program certain crimes may never be solved, which is why Hatchett has dedicated much of her time to plan and organize the fundraiser.

“I am on the Board of Crimestoppers along with Damon Logue who is partnering up with me to raise funds for Crimestoppers,” Hatchett said. “Damon has worked diligently to line up law enforcement agencies for this event with me. He has also worked hard getting the food for the event. I’ve gotten the tickets printed, am workin on getting the word out to our media and will be gathering silent auction items.”

She holds high hopes for this upcoming fundraiser because she has been successful with prior law enforcement fundraising events.

Police departments throughout Grady County will also be present at the fundraiser, as well as the Grady County District Attorney’s Office, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Oklahoma Bureau of Narotics, Lighthorse Patrol, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

“We hope that all of Grady County and the surrounding areas turn out to support this worthy event,” Hatchett said.

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