A portion of the funds raised at this year’s Lewiston Smelt Festival will go toward outfitting Shadow, the Lewiston Police Department’s 20-month-old German shepherd from the Czech Republic.
Officer Scott Stafford said the K-9 needs certain jute-style tugs and balls, a leather muzzle, leads that need replacing, as well as bite sleeves.
“We’ve been pretty fortunate for the past 13 years, because I’ve taken good care of the equipment; but it does take a beating after a while,” Stafford said.
The Lewiston Smelt Festival will take place beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Academy Park. Samples are free, but donations are appreciated and will benefit both the LPD and the Niagara River Anglers Association.
Read the full event preview on The Sentinel website, at www.wnypapers.com.
For additional information, contact the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce at 716-754-9500 or www.NiagaraRiverRegion.com.