Fundraiser for K-9 Program with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department

Story and photos from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department

On March 26, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pop’s Diner hosted a fund raiser for
the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Program. The event was hosted to assist in
raising money for the purchase of a new K-9. Pop’s staff, Decatur County Deputies,
friends, and family served customers, cleaned tables, and completed other chores in the
day-to-day operations of the restaurant.
Pop’s Diner donated all tips and donations to the Decatur County K-9 Program
from the 5-hour event.
Doug and Cindy Puckett, owners of Pop’s stated that they were excited to assist
the program. They also reported that the restaurant went through 121 dozen eggs, 8
packages of buns, 8 loaves of French toast bread, 18 pounds of hamburger, 34 pounds
of tenderloins, 6 gallons of gravy, NUMEROUS pots of coffee, 1 1⁄2 containers of
sweetened and unsweetened tea, and made 81 breakfast burritos.
Deputies could be heard making comments like; “This is harder than it looks,” “I
will keep my day job,” “This will NOT be my retirement gig,” and “I will be tipping more
from now on”.
Sheriff Bill Meyerrose was not surprised by the outpour of support shown by our
community and wanted to thank all that came out to support the cause. A very special
thanks to the staff of Pop’s Diner for their support and patience with his deputies.

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