Doña Ana County

POLICE MEMORIAL RECEIVES DONATION FROM LEMONADE STAND FUNDRAISER

POLICE MEMORIAL RECEIVES DONATION FROM LEMONADE STAND FUNDRAISER

            Children and staff at Jardin de los Niños, a Las Cruces-based early childhood education center, presented a check to the Southern New Mexico Fallen Peace Officers Memorial committee after its recent Back the Blue Lemonade Stand fundraiser.

            The event was held over the summer at Jardin’s main campus off Amador Avenue, and raised $1,312.51 for the multi-agency committee. All proceeds will benefit the annual memorial that is normally held during Police Week, honoring Southern New Mexico police officers who died in the line of duty.

            Jardin’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser has helped to collect donations for other nonprofit agencies in years past, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and La Casa.                          

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