Fishing derby donation reeled in

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Rachael Ruggles of Philmont reeled in a $250 donation from the Columbia County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association during a visit and tour of the Sheriff’s Office April 14. Deputy K.C. Bauhof is pictured with Ms. Ruggles on the Sheriff’s Hudson River patrol boat Marine 2. The donation supports the Philmont Rod and Gun Club Fishing Derby scheduled for May 21 at the rod and gun club, 65 Railroad Avenue. Register from 7 to 8 a.m. Throw a line in and catch some fish from 8 to 10 a.m. The derby is free to all Columbia County youth, ages 15 and under, with prizes for all age groups. Deputy Sheriffs’ Union President David Proper said in a press release that his organization was pleased to support the event so kids get the chance to enjoy the outdoors. Photo contributed


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Sheriff’s Office, Sean’s Run joined for car seat event. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Columbia County Health Department, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and Sean’s Run hosted a Child Passenger Safety Seat Check at the Chatham Price Chopper parking lot, April 9. Parents and caregivers received installation guidance and safety education from nationally certified child passenger safety technicians at no charge. Child seats were provided to low-income families who needed them and met guidelines. Pictured (l-r) are: Sheriff David Bartlett, Sean’s Run Weekend organizers Mark French and Jeff French. Photo contributed

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