Police association set to present comedy night
The leaders of the Lower Providence Police Association (LPPA) are working hard this year to expand the organization’s philanthropic efforts and strengthen the union.
A portion of the proceeds from annual fundraising LPPA drives are distributed to community organizations by the 29-member police union, said Cpl. Matthew Kuhnert, the president of the LPPA. He was elected in January to the two-year term.
“We have an annual fund drive with mailers. The last time it was done was 2010,” Kuhnert said. “We raised about $18,000. We contribute to the annual Christmas tree lighting, the township food drive, Mission Kids and the Marc Small 5K run.”
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“More than 120 tickets have been sold. We were hoping to be at 200 tickets right now,” said Kuhnert. “Four hundred would be the number we are shooting for.”
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WMMR-FM has donated a prize package of two concert tickets to a Three Days Grace concert at the TLA and to a future “Preston and Steve” show on WMMR.
For information about the police association, go to www.lppa. us or www.lowerprovidencepoliceassociation.com.
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Lower Providence police Cpl. Matthew Kuhnert, left, and Patrolman Reggie Nealy and the Lower Providence Police Association are organizing a comedy night Oct. 6 to benefit Bradley and Lynsay Fox’s children.