Bark in the Park fundraiser delayed until Sept. 17

Jax pokes his head out of his patrol car.

Jax pokes his head out of his patrol car.


Partnership Douglas County hosts Bark in the Park at Heritage Park, 1447 Courthouse St. in Gardnerville, from 4-7 p.m. Sept 17. The event features music by Doug Midkiff, food by Cocos on Main, drinks by Big Daddy’s Bike and Brew, and a raffle, all in support of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit. A number of DCSO canine teams will also be on hand to perform demonstrations.

The DCSO K-9 Unit has seven canine teams that serve the community by providing crime prevention and suppression, criminal investigation, and protection for officers and citizens. The unit is funded entirely through public and private donations.

A canine’s incredible sense of smell makes it possible for DCSO K-9 teams to search areas quickly and effectively.

“This makes the job safer for deputies and can save hundreds of man-hours per year, allowing deputies to be available for more proactive policing and give quicker response times” (

The DCSO K-9 webpage also has a link to a bio page that provides details about each canine in the unit.

Raffle tickets for Bark in the Park are available today at the Partnership Douglas County Office, 1625 NV-88, Suite 104 in Minden, and may also be purchased at the event. Tickets are $5 each, 5 for $20, or 10 for $30. Exact change is requested if paying cash; checks may be made out to Partnership Douglas County.

A few of the featured raffle items include a carwash from Jay’s Mobile Detailing, a holster of choice from Battle Born Holsters, one month of group classes and three personal training sessions at Nourished Performance, a ninety-minute massage with Jessica Fagundes at Recovery Massage Therapy, a firearms training session with Shooting Performance Institute, an AR500 pistol/rifle target from First Lien Ballistics, and oil changes from Standard Diesel and Stafford Automotive.

Anyone unable to attend the event but who would like to make a donation to support the DCSO K-9 Unit may do so at:

Questions about Bark in the Park can be directed to Partnership Douglas County at 775-782-8611 or

Elks National Scholarship

Through Nov. 15, the Elks National Foundation is accepting online applications to the 2022 Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. The MVS scholarship application is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and who plan to pursue a four-year degree on a full-time basis at an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.

Judging is based on academics, leadership, service, and financial need. A total of 500 national winners will be announced in April 2022. The top 20 national finalists will participate in a Leadership Weekend to interview for the top awards, which range from $20,000-$50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up will each receive $4,000 scholarships.

The ENF has awarded scholarships to thousands of students nationwide since 1931. More information about the 2022 MVS scholarship contest, including the online application and a link to frequently asked questions, can be found on the Elks National Foundation’s website at

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