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Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Relay to be held Saturday

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By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post

They are tasked with keeping the city safe 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week but just how well can they pour a cup of Joe? Clayborns Bakery customers will find out this Saturday.

From 6 a.m. until noon, Lebanon Police Officers, dispatchers and records personnel will work alongside Clayborns staff as part of the Tip-A-Cup fundraisers for Wilson County Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. LPD Communications Supervisor Courtney Sellars said that the idea stemmed from Police Chief Scott Bowen.

It was his idea and I looked for a restaurant where we could do it. I happen to know Josh Hubbard, who owns Clayborns Bakery, and I thought that cops and donuts that would be funny, she said. We worked together on it.

Tip-A-Cop will donate 100 percent of the tips earned to Relay for Life and Clayborns Bakery has pledged to donate a percentage of the days sales to the cause.

Sellars said that LPD has been really active in Relay for Life over the past few years. It gets us out in the community and lets them know that we care. We are there for them not just in an emergency situation but we are there for them health-wise.

Wilson Countys Relay for Life will be held Friday, June 21 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the track at Stroud Gwynn Field on the Castle Heights campus to honor cancer survivors and raise awareness. The American Cancer Society uses the funds raised to invest in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and provide free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. There will be food, games, and activities for all ages.

If you would like to join the Lebanon Police Departments team, or donate to the cause, you may do so at www.relayforlife.org.

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