8th K-9 Open approaching

Members of the Rushville Police Department and the Rush County Sheriff’s Department will host the 8th Annual K-9 Open Golf Scramble on Aug. 31 as a means to generate monies for their respective K-9 programs.

Rush County has four working K-9 officers. The RPD has two K-9 handlers; Andrew Parmerlee and his K-9 Axel and officer Zane Faw and his K9 Marty. The Rush County Sheriff’s Department has Sheriff Allan Rice and K-9 Justice and Deputy Brent Horton’s K-9 partner Xara.

The canines and their handlers work together to make Rushville and Rush County a safer and drug free environment by working to remove criminals and narcotics from the area.

Each of the K-9s was purchased through grant monies and donations.

Without the use of tax dollars, the K-9 officers’ medical bills, training cost, healthcare needs and incidental costs are provided and realized through the same means along with monies generated from the annual golf outing.

This year’s K-9 Open will be held at Antler Pointe Golf Club, 3510 North CR 150E, Rushville. Registration will be held 8 to 8:45 a.m. with golfers teeing off at 9 a.m. Cost for the four-member scramble format is $200 for a team of four ($50 per golfer). Each participant will receive a T-shirt and mulligans will be available for purchase at the registration table. Prizes will be awarded for the first three placing teams, longest putt and longest drive.

To pre-register for the event, help sponsor the event or to obtain additional information, contact Rice at the RCSD at (765) 932-2931 or Andrew Parmerlee at RPD at (765) 932-3907.

Contact: frank.denzler@rushvillerepublican.com or (765) 932 – 2222 x106.