Doe Run student raises funds for local K-9

By on March 20, 2019

A local third grade student at Doe Run Elementary has completed a Passion Project for his LEAP class, raising $568 to support Casper, the K9 officer for Manheim Borough.

Nathan Bowerman first became interested in raising money for Casper after seeing a Facebook video made with Casper and his handler Officer Colwell, which focused on the fact that training and expenses to maintain the K9 program come solely from donations from organizations and the community.

Nathan Bowerman (left) poses with Manheim Borough Police officer Kirk Colwell as Casper the K9 looks on.

Nathan met Casper and Officer Colwell, who gave him a two-hour tour of the new police station, including a tutorial and demonstration on the skill set that Casper brings to the police force. Nathan began researching K9 officers and devised a plan to raise funds through the sale of Puppy Chow Snack Mix—a treat for humans comprised of cereal, peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar.

Nathan and his family made and sold 112 bags of the snack mix through Facebook, his school, a local business, and in his neighborhood. Through gracious support and donations, the project raised $568 and a check was presented to the Manheim Police Department on March 13.


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