OVILLA – Last week in the City of Ovilla, the ladies of the Ovilla Service League presented the city’s Police Chief, Mike Moon with a check for $13,000. This is the money the ladies raised at their spaghetti fundraiser in February earlier this year.
“The Ovilla Service League was very pleased to be able to present Ovilla Police Chief Mike Moon with this check representing the proceeds from our recent Benefit Dinner,’ says Ovilla Service League spokesperson Jo Ann Graham.
“We have already spent over $3,000 replacing outdated Tasers,” Moon says. “We do not have any other purchases planned right now, we just have to wait and see what needs to be replaced, but this money will be used by the Police Department to purchase items and equipment that may not be covered by the City’s budget.”
The Ovilla Service League alternates each year between donating money to the Police and Fire Departments with the idea of enhancing the ability of these public servants to meet the needs of Ovilla’s citizens.
Graham says that for over 40 years the Service League has worked to support the first responders in Ovilla. Originally supporting the Ovilla Volunteer Fire Department, the Service League added their support to the Ovilla Police Department shortly after it was formed.
“There is not another group anywhere like the ladies of the Service League,” Chief Moon concludes. “They are my favorite group of ladies and I don’t know what the Police Department would do without them.”