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“Hammy” raffle raises thousands of dollars for Christmas for kids shopping event

Hammy the Pig oversees the raffle that will decide his new home.
Hammy the Pig oversees the raffle that will decide his new home.(WYMT)
Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 11:12 AM EDT
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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with one Eastern Kentucky police department say they will be able to make Christmas this year a little brighter for some kids thanks to a cute fundraiser.

On Sunday, the Pikeville Police Department posted on Facebook their Hammy the Police Pig raffle raised almost $3,000 during the event.

Officials say the money will be used to sponsor 12 children during their Shop with a First Responder event later this year.

Hammy the Police Pig is the brainchild of PPD Captain Russell Blankenship and are named in honor of fallen officer Scotty Hamilton.

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