CANINE OFFICER TUK retired after almost eight years with the West Plains Police Department.

The West Plains Elementary School will host a car wash Thursday at the school, 1136 Allen St.

The car wash is open to the public and proceeds benefit the West Plains Police Department’s efforts to purchase a new police dog.

The cars will be washed by summer school students and personnel.

“Throughout the regular school year we like to encourage our students to do service projects for our community,” said elementary school assistant principal Becky Hutchinson. “The car wash for the police department is a great opportunity for our summer school students to participate in a service project and have a little fun in the water and sun. We appreciate what the West Plains Police Department does to help keep us safe, especially our own resource officers Trent Kinder and Kevin White.”  

The kindergarten classes will wash cars from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., first grade from 10 to 11 a.m., second grade from 11 a.m. to noon, third grade from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and fourth grade from 2 to 3 p.m.

Hutchinson added, “I’d like to send a  special thanks to Jennifer Scharnhorst for organizing this event.”

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