MARTINS FERRY - The Fraternal Order of Police will kick off fall with two fundraisers to support their ongoing community improvement efforts.
Their first annual mushball tournament is set for Sept. 29 with the registration deadline Sept. 17. The fee is $150 and the event will take place at Floto Field. Organizers hope for about 10 teams. They will compete for first, second and third place trophies and a cash award.
On Oct. 13 they will host a chicken roast at Redman Park beginning 4 p.m. Donations will be $15 per person. Baby Boyz BBQ will provide the chicken.
Money raised at the events will benefit the organization's projects, including the scholarship fund, which awarded two $500 scholarships this past year, as well as contributions to the Chamber of Commerce Academic Awards Banquet and plaques and cash awards for industrial arts and citizenship.
DeFrank can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org