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Peyton's K-9s supports "Blueberries for K-9s" fundraiser at Ridgeberry Farm

By Susan Mustapich | Aug 01, 2020
Courtesy of: Knox County Sheriff's Department Knox County Sheriff's Department K-9 Deputy Marek.

APPLETON — Local K-9 units will benefit from a fundraising event at Ridgeberry Farm in Appleton Aug.10 and 11, from noon to 4 p.m.

The fundraising event is sponsored by Ridgeberry Farm and Peyton's K-9s, which is coming to Maine to help raise funds for medical kits and other needs for K-9s in the state.

Ridgeberry Farm's theme for the fundraiser is "everything blueberry." They will be selling baked goods and merchandise. Owners John and Allison Boyington have been growing blueberries at the 250-acre farm on Appleton Ridge since 1981.

Peyton's K-9s was started by a young girl from Pennsylvania, whose goal is to raise money for needed equipment for K-9 units.

This is the organization's first visit to Maine. Peyton loves lobster, and is very excited to be in Maine, "not only for the K9s but also to grub on some lobster." While here in Maine, the organization will raise funds for medical kits for the police dogs. Each kit is $150 to sponsor.

Knox County Sheriff's Deputy and canine handler Tim Davis and K-9 Marek will be at Ridgeberry Farm August 10 and 11, as well as other local K-9 police dogs.

Marek has his own Facebook page (K9 Deputy Marek), and is also featured on the All Points Maine Police Canines Facebook page.

Marek has located a knife thrown in the woods in a domestic violence case, trained in narcotics school and passed the State of Maine Narcotics Test, helped confirm that a person who left the scene of a hit and run was the driver of the vehicle involved and found narcotics in a vehicle in an assist for a local agency.

In June, Davis reported that he and Marek "had the great honor and privilege to assist the Piscataquis County Sheriffs Office with a presidential detail."

Peyton's K-9s will also go to the Lewiston area to fundraiser for 27 K-9s in need of the kits. In addition to Ridgeberry Farm, Mainer Mary Bunnell, who collects coins through donations and bottle deposits, is a big part of the fundraising and is also sponsoring a medical kit. Hailey Hugs, a Maine organization that raises funds for families with children being treated for cancer, has also sponsored a kit.

Ridgeberry Farm is located at 1005 Appleton Ridge Road in Appleton.

Knox County Sheriff's Department Deputy Tim Davis and K-9 Marek.
Fresh packed, hand-raked blueberries from Ridgeberry Farm. (Photo by: Susan Mustapich)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: ANANUR FORMA | Aug 01, 2020 19:54

Handsome Dog!

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