Bullet-proof vests donated to constables
To members of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce, our sincere appreciation
Special to the Times Guardian
By Ben Scroggin
Constable, Pct 4; Constable Elect, Pct 1
On behalf of Constable Elect Shane Rapp, Pct 4 and all our Deputies, I wish to express our most sincere appreciation to members of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce for their exceptional support.
During the month of July 2004, the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce conducted their "Serve and Protect" mixer. This function has been established to express the Chamber's support to the County Fire & EMS units, Comal County Sheriff's Office and to the Constable's Office, Precinct I and Precinct 4.
To my surprise, on Tuesday evening, July 27, 2004, at the Randolph Air Force Base Recreation Center, located on the north side of Canyon Lake, Constable Elect Shane Rapp, Pct 4 and myself Constable Ben Scroggin Pct 4, Constable Elect,, Pct I , were presented with Certificates of Appreciation from the Chamber, a plaque from Randolph Air Force Base Recreation Center and a CHECK for $3,917.00.
"WHOA" ... "What a delightful surprise of expressed sincere appreciation and support from several Chamber of Commerce members.
These monies will be used to purchase bullet proof vests for our personnel. A good vest costs about $500 each and most have a life of some five years.
When a Constable hires a deputy, this individual must provide his own equipment at NO cost to the Constable's Office. There is NO monies authorized for this equipment. Such equipment includes his uniform, leather, weapon and protective vest. So, with this donation, we will be able to not only purchase new units to replace outdated vests, but purchase vests for some officers that do not have vests.
A VERY SPECIAL 'THANK YOU' - Our most sincere appreciation to:
Colonel and Lisa Roper - Rancho del Lago
Kathy Wingert & Family - Wingert Insurance Agcency
Dub and Margaret Janowski -
Canyon Lake Insurance Agency
Laurie Whitmire & Staff - First State Bank
Peaches Kelly & Staff - Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual
John and Pam Welch - Welch and Associates
Barbara J. Thomas - Mickey Ferrell Realtors
Jim and Irma Feibelman
Bob and Jeanne Slupik
Judge Jennifer Saunders
Commissioner Jan Kennady and husband Don
H. Dene Gardner - That Place at the Lake
Gloria and Fritz Wildberger
Nancy McDonald - McDonald & Associates
MJ Slater -
Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications Cooperative
Canyon Lake Community Resource &
John Guenzel - Rio Raft
Mark Robinson - Holiday Lodge
Kristi Drugg - Premier Fitness Center
Linda and Clint Epley - Canyon Bend Self Storage
Mo and Jo Schwab - Rocking MJ Ranch Bed &
Robbi and Dan Boone - Canyon Lake Ranch
Crystal and Eddy Gottfried -
Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce
Al and Margaret Herbrich
Elouise Lewis - Little Ponderosa RV Park
Robert James - Jewelers
Don Johnson - Mickey Ferrell Realtors
Jack and Kay Schoettle
Cheryl Fisher - Mid-Tx Symphony
Bobby Barclay - Local Landscape
Carolyn Gregory - Attention to Detail
and - Captain Ed Whitson - Comal County Sheriff's Office who won the 50/50 drawing and Jail Administrator David Ott who won the mystery guest prize--both donated their winnings to the Constable's fund.
Again folks - our sincere appreciation and many thanks - God Bless.
Constable, Pct 4
Constable Elect, Pct I