Police Auxiliary Donates to SECCI

Sarah McCLoskey, Jamie Peck, Mellissa Miller-Treasurer, Tera Binder, Debbie Crespin-President, Brenda Wilson-Vice-President, Colleen Saldana



Members of the newly formed Lamar Police Auxiliary donated $172 to SECCI, Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative this past Tuesday, August 6th at the downtown Pocket Park.  Tera Binder accepted the donation for Cathy Buxton on behalf of the local cancer support group.

Auxiliary Vice President, Brenda Wilson, said the group, formed this past spring, is comprised mostly of wives of Lamar Police Department officers as well as some city employees who interact with them. “We were in the Lamar Days Parade with our blue tee shirts to create some awareness of our new organization and later in the day we gave away free cotton candy that was dyed blue.”

Wilson said the SECCI donation came about through the organizations assistance and donation to Chad Miller who was dealing with his cancer diagnosis, and although their first donation was to SECCI, they intend to raise funds for other local charities and other interests. Wilson said, “We plan to be in the Sand and Sage Fair parade and later, we’ll sell popcorn and some baked goods.”

Another recent event, the Lamar Police Department, “Night Out with the Force” raised funds though what was called a, ‘Bug Run’. “Participants purchased targets that were fixed to a vehicle’s windshield or headlight.  We drove to Hasty, McClave and Wiley and back to Lamar and whoever had a bug splatter closest to the bulls-eye won a prize,” Wilson explained.

After the annual fair, the organization will be set up for the Downtown Custom and Classic Car Show this month. “We’re thinking about raising funds so the Lamar Police Department can have their own catered holiday party around Christmas,” Wilson explained.  She can be contacted at 688-1655.

By Russ Baldwin

(Editor’s Note.  The original article incorrectly identified Brenda Wilson’s last name and I apologize for the error.)

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