Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, would like to announce the results of the 14th annual in-house Charity Auction held at the District 19 Headquarters on Tuesday, December 8th. Retired District 19 Troopers and current staff, along with local businesses and vendors, donated the various items that were auctioned off. At the end of the day, $2,450.00 was raised from the Charity Auction and other monetary donations.
As a result of the auction, District 19 will be able to make a $350.00 donation to charitable organizations already identified in each of the seven counties it serves. The donations are being made to those charitable organizations coordinating programs for underprivileged children in the area this holiday season.
Captain Hodge stated, “I would like to recognize and thank all those who made the 14th annual District 19 Charity Auction a success. If it was not for the continued generosity of those involved, these monetary donations would not have been possible.”
Captain Hodge would like to give special recognition to the following businesses and organizations for their donations to this year’s District 19 Charity Auction:
Amy’s Sweet Gallery – Fairfield
Carmi Fitness Center – Carmi
Cherry Street Automotive – Carmi
DiMaggio’s Pizza – Carmi
Palace Cleaners – Carmi
Wooly Wash – Carmi
Mimmo’s Pizza – Norris City
Larry’s Gun Shop – McLeansboro
Southern Illinois Pool – Eldorado
Point Blank Range – Harrisburg
Saline County Circuit Clerk Randy Nyberg – Harrisburg