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Harvey County Kurt Ford Scholarship

The Kurt Ford Scholarship Program provides non-renewable $500.00 awards for High School seniors who are going on to college to pursue a career in some area of law enforcement. The scholarship is in memory of Deputy Ford who was killed in the line of duty while employed with the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office. If you would like to contribute to the fund, or you have a business that would like to make a cash donation to the fund, please contact Sheriff T. Walton.

If your business would like to have a Kurt Ford Donation jar placed at your counter, please contact Senior Investigator Jim Sauerwein.  You can find a donation jar at Karen's Kitchen, 701 N. Main, Newton, Kansas


Christmas Fund Raiser

Each October, the Explorers will sell LIVE Holiday (Christmas) Wreaths to raise money for the Kurt Ford Scholarship Program. 2009 was the first year selling wreaths and with the many sales made from the communities within Harvey County, the Explorers were able to raise over $2,000.00 which will allow for 4 $500.00 scholarships to be awarded in late spring of 2010 to graduating Seniors planning to attend college in the Summer or Fall.

Keep checking back here for more information to be posted about this years Wreath Sales. Information will be posted as soon as it is available! Below are a few pictures of the Wreaths, Sprays, and Centerpieces Sold in 2009!

The Victorian wreath offers a taste of Old World craftsmanship to Holiday Decor. Handcrafted from Minnesota Balsam Fir, the Victorian is trimmed with an exquisite burgundy bow with imprinted wired edges. Natural bronze pine cones accented with gold jingle bells and unbreakable satin finished Christmas Bulb Ornaments complete this enchanting wreath.  Was Available in 25" only.

A classic style wreath that's as traditional as Christmas itself! Our wreaths are all handmade with the freshest Minnesota Balsam Fir. This wreath is also beautifully decorated with selected white-tipped & glittered pine cones, festively accented with jingle bells and trimmed with a gold-backed, red velvet bow.  Was available in 25" only.

The Victorian Spray, which matches the Victorian Wreath, is handcrafted using the freshest Minnesota Balsam Fir, pine boughs and cedar cuttings. Each Spray is beautifully decorated with a trio of gold and burgundy bulbs and two natural bronze pine cones, festively accented with gold jingle bells.

The 7 loop bow with long flowing tails is hand tied using exquisite burgundy ribbon which is imprinted with gold wired edges. Length: 26" (approx.)

The Classic Spray, which matches the Classic Wreath, is handcrafted using the freshest Minnesota Balsam Fir, pine boughs and cedar cuttings.

Each Spray is beautifully decorated with selected white tipped and glittered pine cones, festively accented with red jingle bells and trimmed with a gold-backed red velveteen bow. Length: 26" (approx.)

This wonderful centerpiece features a cinnamon fragrant, soy based candle in a beautiful thick glass tumbler and is centered in a bed of fresh mixed evergreens that overflow the floral foam filled container. Each candlelit centerpiece is laced with natural pine cones, eucalyptus sprigs and artificial cranberry branches. The matching bow sets off the entire centerpiece, which is sure to be a welcome addition to the Holiday look and feel of your home.  This centerpiece was a wonderful surprise and will be a popular seller for 2010! Size: About 18" wide

Contact Melissa at the office, 284-6987 with any questions about placing orders or making donations.