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Wintersville officers taking part in no-shave November

Members of the Wintersville Police Department are doing a “no-shave November” to raise money for A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center. Participating are, from left, Capt. Lou Vandeborne, Lt. Jesse Kosegi, Chief Art Fowler Jr. and Patrolman Jason Fabian. — Mark Law

WINTERSVILLE — Members of the Wintersville Police Department will be looking a little furry by the end of the month, but they know it will be for a good cause.

The seven full-time officers are doing a “no-shave November” to raise money for A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center.

Chief Art Fowler Jr. said the officers can donate $100 at the end of the month to A Caring Place or get sponsorships totaling $100.

“It is a way of us taking the opportunity to do something simple and give back to a charity that directly benefits the children of our community,” Fowler said.

Fowler said there is a goal of raising $1,000.

A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center is located on Canton Road. It provides a child-friendly environment for child victims and witnesses of abuse to be interviewed and examined.

Child protective services professionals in Jefferson County formed a group in 1995, and that group was awarded a grant in 2002 to establish A Caring Place.

Fowler said the fundraising amount may be even higher if the part-time and auxiliary officers participate.

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