Nine local youth attend Sheriff’s Ranch

Photo | KY Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch Damion Dennison, Connor Dennis and Sage Overton, front, attended KSBGR from June 28 through July 3. Also pictured are Sheriff Norman Chaffins and Deputy Joey Beasley, who transported the campers.

Photo | KY Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch Gracie Pritchard, Jasmine Dennison, Amyrra Cummings, Kaitlyn Dodson, Balie Bentkowski, and Kendra Logsdon attended KSBGR from July 5 through July 10. Also pictured are Deputies Pam Glutting, Taylor Logsdon and Jennifer Johnson, who transported the campers.

The Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch (KSBGR) celebrated its fortieth year of providing fun and education summer camp experiences at no cost to local youth.

This year, nine Grayson County children had the opportunity to spend a week at the ranch, thanks to the support of area sheriff’s offices and other contributors.

Grayson County Sheriff’s Office staff volunteered to transport three to the boys’ camp from June 28 through July 3 and six to the girls’ camp between July 5 and July 10.

According to the KSBGR, which is a non-profit organization, “The cost of serving the children is now well over $300 per week per child,” but “the camp is free to the campers, thanks to the dedication and support of our sheriffs, members and contributors.”

Executive Director Jerry Wagner explains, “In addition to regular camp activities such as camp fires, arts and crafts nature, sports, swimming, fishing, archery, and many others, the campers also enjoy race cars presented by local citizens, a fire prevention program by the Gilbertsville Fire Department, a drug awareness education program by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, and the McCracken County Child Watch program.”

He went on to say, “We hope the campers create a lifetime of memories during their stay, as well as learn the values of respect and many other life skills.”

For more information about KSBGR or how you can invest in a child’s life and help build Kentucky’s youth, contact the organization directly by calling 270-362-8660.

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