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SP police warn about calendar sales

SOUTH POINT — South Point police are warning area residents and businesses, they no longer have a connection to a fundraising organization that produced a calendar for the police department last year.

Assistant Police Chief Chris Majher said last year, executives with the Lexington, Ky.,-based County Officials Calendars approached him about a fundraising partnership.

The company would sell calendars and ads in the calendars by touting its relationship with the police department.

In exchange, the police department would get $1,000. But Majher said things quickly went awry.

“I just didn’t like the way they were handling things from the outset,” Majher said. “But I had already committed to it.”

Majher said he decided early on he would not participate this year.

When he never got the promised $1,000 and heard that some people who paid for a calendar never got a calendar, this bolstered his resolve.

This week, Majher said he learned that someone who bought an ad last year was approached again this year about participating in a new South Point calendar.

Majher advised the person the police department is not taking part in any new fundraisers with this company.

The County Officials Calendar Company lists an address of 240 Plaza Drive in Lexington.

The telephone number is the same as the one given to Majher — (859) 276-0433. But when The Tribune called the number repeatedly, there was no answer.