Lancaster County police officers raised nearly $3,000 for the Special Olympics by trying another profession for a night last week at a local restaurant.
The officers waited on tables June 14 at the Roseville Tavern on Oregon Pike, serving drinks and food to a packed patio for five hours.
It was the 20th annual Special Olympics Fundraiser with local police volunteering as servers for tips that will become donations.
At this year’s event, $2,119 was raised from tips to the servers, and an additional $697 was raised through a raffle.
The money will be sent to Lancaster County’s Special Olympians to compete in the Special Olympics in August at State College.
Millersville University, West Lampeter Township, Lancaster City, Manheim Township police departments and Pennsylvania State Police personnel volunteered as servers.
Todd Umstead, a captain with Lancaster city police, performed music throughout the night.
City police’s Mounted Patrol Unit was on hand, with horses Liam, Charlie, and Ozzy greeting patrons in the parking areas.
A special thanks to the Roseville Tavern for again providing their space and service for this great event.
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