Helen Banks loves dogs. And she loves those who love dogs.
When Department of Corrections Lt. Fred House, an expert dog handler, was killed in the line of duty, Helen decided she wanted to do something for the family he left behind.Helen, who operates the Border Store, an Indian trading post in Fredonia, Ariz., has donated one of her expensive Navajo Indian rugs to the Utah Peace Officers Association to be used in a $10,000 fund-raising campaign for House's family.
The rug, along with a painting by Jack Cluff and brass goblets from Baum's Glass, will be given away at a drawing June 18. The association is asking a $5 donation for each chance to win, though a donation isn't a prerequisite to winning.
"We want to be careful. It's not a raffle," said association president Rich Townsend. "But we want to encourage as many people as possible to purchase the $5 tickets."
The association's goal is to raise $10,000 for the House family. For ticket information, call 968-6969 or send donations to the Utah Peace Officers Association, 2627 W. 47th South, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.