Sean’s K9s Holds First Fundraiser
By Melissa McKenzie
The Santa Clara Elks Lodge had been transformed to an island getaway on Aug. 8. There was a roasted pig, tropical entertainment and carved fruit that said Welcome to Luau and one emblazoned with the Sean’s K9s logo. Last Saturday evening was a special day for Cheryl Walsh and the supporters of her non-profit, the Sean M. Walsh K-9 Memorial Foundation.
After Walsh lost her son in Afghanistan in November of 2011, Walsh made it her passion to give back to police departments, as it was her son’s dream to become an K9 officer once his military service had ended.
Within six months of forming the foundation, enough money had been raised to fund the first grant to the Santa Clara Police Department. Since that time, Sean’s K9s has donated police dogs throughout the state and the first annual luau gave four of those dogs and their handlers the opportunity to attend, including the first K9, Argo from SCPD, second K9 Faro from San Rafael PD, tenth K9 Raider from the Santa Clara County Sherriff’s Department and eleventh K9 Rudiger from the Nevada City Police Department.
In addition to celebrating all the organization has been able to do, while raising funds for future K9s, luau guests enjoyed entertainment that brought the islands to Santa Clara...
Santa Clara Comes to Dance
By Larry Sacks
Although the night of Aug. 6, saw a rare evening lightshow featuring the rumbling sounds of thunder and an impressive lightning show, the skies cleared and the weather was perfect for the Aug. 7 Annual Street Dance at Franklin Square. The evening began early as residents and fans of the Street Dance and the musical guest, The Hitmen...