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Stamford Elks Hosts Event Spotlighting Talents Of Police K-9s

Stamford Elks will be hosts its second annual “Keeping Time with Our K-9” on Saturday at its location on Hope Street. Photo Credit: Contributed
Titan is a Stamford Police K-9. Photo Credit: Contributed
Stamford Elks hosts the Stamford Police K-9s on Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Elks will hold its second annual “Keeping Time with Our K-9” event on Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m.

The Elks is located at located at 943 Hope St. in Stamford. The event highlights some of "Stamford’s Finest’" K-9’s with demonstrations of their skills.

Marie Malwitz, Community Charities Chairman, was asked to research a local program pertaining to the community and put together an event for the Stamford Elks, which enabled them to apply for a Beacon Grant.

“What better time to show our community these absolutely beautiful dogs that protect our city," Malwitz said. There are seven K-9s — Cronin, Bobi, Titan, Cleo, Riley, Cooper and Turbo that protect our city and all of them should be at the event that day. "They don’t get enough credit for what they do and myself along with the Stamford Elks wants everyone to realize that,'' Malwitz said.

This free family event is rain or shine and is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. “I think in today’s world of technology, it’s great to put down our iPads and cell phones for a day and watch and realize the protection that these animals give us,'' Malwitz. said.

The Lodge will provide complimentary coffee and danishes in the morning a free luncheon at noon. There will be a photo session with some of the dogs and all children will receive gift packages from the Drug Awareness Program.

For more information, contact Malwitz at 203-524-0117.

Robyn Blosio Bova is a Stamford native and a Realtor for Higgins Group.

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