Clowning at the Gavin Buchanan Memorial Foundation Fundraiser
On Saturday, September 10, Flora, LaLa, Scooter and Duffy clowned at the street fair for the Gavin Buchanan Memorial Foundation fund raiser in Bremerton.
The foundation was started by Gavin’s grandmother after Gavin (at 8 years old) and his mom and dad were killed in 2015. From a very early age, Gavin had an interest in K-9 dogs, and would take his earned money to donate to help purchase protective equipment for K-9 officers and their dogs.
A vest for a K-9 officer costs about $500, but the fitted vests for their dogs, which are bullet and knife proof, cost $3,000 each. A dog will wear its vest for the average 10 year span of its K-9 service, at which time each retires and lives for the rest of its life as a pet with its handler.
The event was wonderful!! In addition to us, there were about 15 other organizations and businesses which donated their efforts, time and funds to make this event a success. It was hosted by the Horse & Cow Bar and Grill on 4thStreet. The street was cordoned off for the event.
For all us clowns,
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