Paddle Raisers Selected for Mardi Gras

The votes were counted at the meeting on January 31st and the three selected for the for Mardi Gras "Paddle Raisers" were:

Puppy Jake - Provides service dogs to perform tasks and provide companionship for American veterans with disabilities, all at no cost to the veterans or their families.  The estimated cost of each service dog, from birth to placement, is between $18,000 and $20,000.

Ankeny Service Center -The ASC has helped countless individuals and families in need.   They work with clients to identify solutions, utilize qualified partners and make the appropriate referrals.   Programs they operate include: Holiday Assistance, emergency rent and utility assistance, transportation assistance for seniors, food assistance, and prescription assistance.

Ankeny Police Officer's Tribute Wall - The Ankeny Leadership Class of 2017 has chosen as their class project to honor the Ankeny Police Department through a tribute wall.  The wall will feature Ankeny Police Officers that have retired from the Ankeny PD after a certain number of years of service and those that were killed in the line of duty and will be in the atrium of the Ankeny Police Station.  The header on the wall will feature the quotation: “These proud individuals helped form the foundation of our community, and gave all to courageously serve this city.   For that, we honor their legacy.”