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Trooper Island News Release

For a second year Wal-Mart lends helping hand to Trooper Island

Date of News Release: 05/15/2008

An image of Wal-Mart store representatives

(Albany, KY) - On Wednesday May 14, 2008 Ken Rush brought members of his market team to Trooper Island for a second year. Rain didn't stop Wal-Mart store representatives from Somerset, Monticello, Lawrenceburg, Harrodsburg, Bardstown, Danville, Stanford, Columbia, Campbellsville, Glasgow and Tompkinsville from lending a helping hand to prepare Trooper Island for the 2008 camping season. Over 30 members from the market area donated their time to help make Trooper Island ready for campers which will begin attending camp on June 2nd. Wal-Mart Market Team representatives donated food, clothing, trees and mulch for landscaping. Twenty trees were planted to replace trees which were blown down from storms this year. After planting trees and spreading the mulch team members continued to help by cleaning, painting and repair to camper cabin decking.

Trooper Island was created in 1965 by the Kentucky State Police as a boys camp to help those who may not have otherwise had a chance to attend a summer camp. Located on Dale Hollow Lake near the Clinton-Cumberland County line Trooper Island, is now a co-ed camp, approximately 700 boys and girls ages 10 to 12, selected from across the commonwealth by Troopers attend a week long camp at no charge during the summer months.

In addition to the regular camping schedule Trooper Island conducts special camps for some of Kentucky's special needs youth. These camps include Camp PKU (phenylketonuria), Hearing Impairment and a camp for the Hispanic.

Trooper Island is a non-profit charitable corporation, operating solely from donation from private individuals, Corporations, Civic and Business groups, along with charitable activities held by Kentucky State Police posts across the state. Some of the scheduled events in which funds are raised for Trooper Island are golf scrambles, motorcycle runs, fishing tournaments and a yearly statewide raffle. This year we are raffling off a 2008 Black Ford Mustang Convertible. Tickets may be purchased at any Kentucky State Police Post (Charitable Gaming License #00006333).

Anyone that would like to make a donation can send a contribution directly to Trooper Island at Post Office Box 473, Albany, Kentucky 42602 or by contacting your local Public Affairs Officer at any of the Kentucky State Police Posts across the state. Currently Further information on Trooper Island can be found at www.kentuckystatepolice.org/island.htm.

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