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Fulton County Sheriff’s Office recognizes those who made donations to the K-9 unit

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday formally recognized those entities who made donations to the sheriff’s K-9 Unit during 2020.

A news release indicated the department wished to “thank the many individuals, families, businesses and organizations” who donated to the unit last year

“We would also like to recognize the organizers and organizations that have sponsored these events,” the release said.

Several events are held annually, and they include the K-9 Car, Truck and Bike Show, organized by Colleen Cromer Rumrill at the Johnstown Community Center for eight years; and the Broadalbin American Legion Auxiliary Annual Walk for the K-9’s organized by Ruthann Coons, Lynn Harris, Carolyn Bovee, Nancy Duell and Sue Jones, in its 13th year. They work jointly with the Broadalbin American Legion and VFW; and the Pine Tree Rifle Club which has sponsored its Annual K9 Ride for 11 years.

Collectively these organizations have raised more thanr $150,000 to support the K9 Unit.

Sheriff Richard Giardino stated: “We couldn’t operate the K9 Unit without their help and we thank them for their efforts every year. They do a great job because of the overwhelming support of individuals, families, businesses and other organizations in Fulton County.”

More than $15,000 was raised in 2020.

The VFW, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary all joined together to recognize Ruthann Coons for her efforts over the past 13 years in organizing the walk. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik recently presented Coons with a Congressional citation.

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