Lacy Elementary raised $2,000 for the Collin County
Adopt-a-Cop program as part of its community care project initiative.
All money collected goes toward the purchase of body armor
for the Princeton Police Department. However, the agency still needs additional
funds to fully equip every officer. For this reason, Lacy will continue to
accept donations and is asking the community to pitch in.
There are two ways to donate.
Bring cash or check to Lacy Elementary,
224 E. College St., or go online to www.RedBasket.org/1080. Cost to
purchase the needed life-saving equipment for each local officer is $370.
Mrs. Shelly Sadler’s 2nd-grade class collected
the most money and was treated to a party for them and members of the Princeton
“During the party, the officers let
the students get in the back seat of the police car and listen to the sirens,”
counselor Maitee Helms said.
In addition, there was an assembly to recognize law
enforcement officers for their service, and Lacy presented the police
department with a check for the donation.
Sadler’s students earned the opportunity to throw a pie in the principal’s
face during the presentation because they had raised the most funds.
Mrs. (Liz) Goen was going to get the pie in the face, but Chief James Waters
stepped forward and let the students decide who would get the pie,” explained
Mrs. Helms, who helped organize the community service project. “They voted for Chief
Lacy's service project was inspired by the initiative’s Facebook page and
the #backingtheblue efforts.
“The recent pre-planned
attacks on Dallas and Baton Rouge police showed us the lack of adequate armor
available to our patrol officers who are always the first to arrive on scene,” said
program founder Brandi Leber. “The Adopt-A-Cop #backingtheblue program was
started in Hopkins County to bring communities together to adopt officers and
provide them with rapid deployment armor that can save their lives.”
Each year, Lacy Elementary students get involved in a worthy
community service project.
According to Mrs. Helms, these care projects teach the
students about getting involved in the community they live in and show them how
anyone is capable of helping, even a child.
For more information, contact Mrs. Helms at 469-952-5400 ext.
3232 or email email@example.com.