Make your lawn or garden beautiful while supporting the officers and horses of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Section.
Suburban Lawn and Garden at 4 W. 135th St. in Kansas City, Mo., will host Friday Night at the Greenhouse, a fund-raiser for the Friends of the Mounted Patrol, from 5 to 8 p.m. April. The business has generously agreed to donate 10 percent of all purchases made during this time to the Mounted Patrol. All are invited to attend.
Not only will this let you take advantage of the best time of year to purchase flowers, trees, perennials and more to enhance your home or business, you also can enjoy live music, beverages, light hors d’oeuvres and meet the Mounted Patrol officers and their horses.
KCPD’s Mounted Patrol Section was re-established in 2006 and is housed in City stables at Swope Park. All horses are donated and must pass rigorous testing to serve as police horses. Although Mounted Patrol is a budgeted unit of the police department, unexpected expenses do come up. The Friends of the Kansas City Missouri Mounted Patrol is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that raises funds for equipment and unexpected needs for these officers and their equine partners. Some of these needs include horses and their training, equipment, officer training, facility updates and unexpected medical expenses for the horses. For more information, go to www.kcmountedpatrol.org.