Message of the Week 11/03/2023
November is here already! This is the time of year that the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office begins preparing for Shop with a Sheriff! Shop with a Sheriff goes back many years, and is a great program to further our mission of breaking down barriers between our youth and law enforcement. The Shop with a Sheriff program gives the opportunity for underprivileged youth from our communities to shop for Christmas presents with first responders from the area.
The Walmart in Fernley has hosted the event since its inception and has become a great partner of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office raises funds for the Shop with a Sheriff program through generous donations from the community. Local residents and businesses donations are returned to the youth of the community. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has an established charity account that funds all of the items given out at community events, Fourth of July Events, Halloween community events, Christmas events and Shop with a Sheriff.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has set the goal at providing 35 local children with the Shop with a Sheriff experience. That means our fundraising goal is $10,500! Any donations can be made at any Lyon County Sheriff’s Office substation, or arrangements can be made for pick up.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with “The Bears Den” in Moundhouse to raise money for Shop with a Sheriff. The Bears Den has generously donated a large chainsaw carved bear as a raffle prize! ($2,000 Value) Our very own Rebecca Martinez has also donated a handmade quilt to the raffle, which we think is priceless! Tickets are $5.00 apiece and can be purchased at any Lyon County Sheriff’s Office substation. There is no date of the drawing on the ticket, an oversite on my part, but the winning tickets will be drawn on Tuesday December 12th!
If you would like to apply to participate in the Shop with a Sheriff program, please contact Jenna Dykes at the Lyon County Human Services Offices, 620 Lake Street, Silver Springs, NV 89429. Human Services phone number 775-577-5009.
Thank you to our donors who have participated in this great event in the past, and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is looking forward to your continuing support!
Sheriff Brad Pope