Touch of Blue Pays Off!


The Society of Bluffton Artists held a ‘Touch of Blue’ fundraiser to benefit the Bluffton Police Department. During the June gallery exhibit, SOBA artists were asked to add at least ‘A Touch of Blue’ to their art, and 10% of all sales for the month were set aside for the Department, specifically towards their new K-9 Unit.

At the reception members of the Police Department each spoke briefly about their involvement in our community and the excitement over their new K-9 Unit – they will be receiving two German Shepherds that are completing their training now. They promised to give SOBA members and friends a demonstration of the dogs and the officer’s skills as soon as they are in place.

By the end of the month $350 had been collected and SOBA President Gayle Miller presented a check to Chief Joey Reynolds, Lieutenant Joe Babkiewicz and Major Joseph Manning at the Police Headquarters. They graciously received it and were happy to add it to their K-9 coffers.