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N E W S   R E L E A S E

April 30, 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

 

Officer Todd Dill
757-603-6025; Email

 

James City County Police host car show to benefit Project Lifesaver

 

The James City County Police Department is hosting the 5th Annual Project Lifesaver Car Show on May 3 from 10 a.m.-3.p.m. at Warhill High School, 4615 Opportunity Way.

 

The car show is open to all vehicles (cars, trucks and motorcycles) and all years, antique to new. Registration is $10 and can be done in advance or on the day of the show. Awards will be presented for the “Top 35”, “Best of Show”, “Best Truck”, “Best Motorcycle” and “Kid’s Choice”.

 

Spectator admission is a $1 donation and all attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to “Stuff the Cruiser” to benefit the local Salvation Army food bank. There will also be police displays, motorcycle demonstrations, food, music and raffles.

 

The event raises money for the Department’s Project Lifesaver program. Project Lifesaver uses radio transmitters to track clients with Alzheimer's, Dementia, Autism and other disorders which make them prone to wandering and being unable to find their way back home. Each transmitter has its own frequency and if the client wanders away, Police are able to respond with the tracking equipment. On average, clients are located within 30 minutes.

 

Project Lifesaver is used by 1,200 agencies in the USA, Canada and Australia and as a result, 2,619 lives have been saved.

 

James City County currently has 31 clients registered in the Project Lifesaver program. Once a month, the Police Department goes to each client to change out the batteries in the transmitters. As long as there are funds available, the program will always be free to the public.

 

For more information about Project Lifesaver, contact Officer Alan McDowell at 757-603-6026. For more information about the 5th Annual Project Lifesaver Car Show, please contact Officer Todd Dill at 757-603-6025 and watch the video on the County’s YouTube channel.

 

 

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