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Saturday dance honors law enforcement

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Listen to music, take a step out onto the dance floor, and support a good cause at the Community Appreciation Dance set for 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Blue Goose in Loomis. The dance will honor the service provided to the county’s citizens by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. According to Sheila Lee, who is organizing the dance, proceeds will benefit the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy. The fundraiser has the support of Sheriff Ed Bonner, said Victoria Skellenger of the Sheriff’s South Placer Substation in Loomis. “We want people to come out and enjoy themselves,” Skellenger said. “We’re grateful for the hard work and effort by those involved in holding the dance.” Entertainment will be provided by the band Public Safety. Leader Lawrence Litz said his group plays classic rock. The Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy is a field service ministry that serves members of law enforcement as well as their families. The chaplaincy also works through law enforcement to act as victim advocates, working with 10 agencies including those in the county, cities and towns, and the state. “So far we’ve gotten lots of interest by community members wanting to participate by being sponsors and buying tickets,” Skellenger said. “We hope that supports transcends into people coming out and having a good time.” Tickets are $15 each or $20 per couple. They can be purchased at the Sheriff’s Substation, at Camelot Costumes in Loomis, or at the door. For sponsorships or to donate an item for free raffles that will be held for sheriff’s deputies who attend the dance, call Skellenger at (916) 652-2425 or Lee at (916) 652-8441. –Martha Garcia