Thanks to the generosity of residents and Kentucky State Police, nearly 50 under privileged youths had the time of their lives during a recent summer retreat.
Last week, about 47 boys and girls from the Kentucky State Police Madisonville and Mayfield Post Districts attended Trooper Island Camp.
Prior to their departure for their week-long extravaganza, youths were treated to a cookout at the Madisonville Post, which was provided by Richard and LaNelle Gordon of Madisonville, Woodmen of the World Lodge #92 and Kroger of Madisonville.
State Police say during their week long stay on the island, the youths participated in numerous activities like swimming, canoeing, archery and fishing, just to name a few of the activities.
Trooper Island is located on Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line and was created in 1965 for underprivileged boys and girls between the ages 10 to 12 years old that would otherwise not have the chance to attend a summer camp.
State Police say about 700 youths from across the state attend the camp each year.