K-9 Fundraiser Information
How does the K9 program benefit the community? Like most areas around the country, Manitowoc has experienced an increase in drug use and other crimes associated with an increase in drug dependent individuals seeking to support their habit. To help combat this epidemic, the most common deployment for our K9 Unit is narcotics sniffs. Our K9 teams routinely conduct vehicle sniffs during traffic stops, and also assist local schools and businesses with narcotics sniffs upon request to assist those organizations to keep a drug free environment.
Our police working dogs are considered “dual purpose”, and can be used to locate people and evidence in addition to narcotics. Our K9 teams frequently track suspects, conduct building searches, search for evidence at crime scenes, and perform area searches for suspects and lost people. By using the dog’s keen sense of smell, our K9 teams are able to locate people and items much faster than a human.
A benefit of having dual purpose police working dogs is they can be used to apprehend suspects without the use of deadly force. During January, 2016, Manitowoc Police responded to a report of a pizza delivery man who was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects, who then fled on foot near S 19th St. and Franklin St. With the help of a witness, police were able to locate the subjects hiding in a garage of a south side home. The subjects fled on foot again from the garage, one of whom was located hiding underneath a set of bushes. After multiple commands to show his hands and surrender, the suspect refused to comply with orders, and K9 Major was sent to bite and apprehend the suspect. K9 Major fearlessly did his job and the suspect was apprehended without the loss of life. The suspect and his accomplice were taken into custody, the gun was located by officers, and both suspects were convicted of armed robbery.
The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 program currently has two police working dogs – a four year old Belgian Malinois named “Major”, and a two year old German Shepard named “Neko”. The average working life of a police working dog is approximately five to seven years. Our program has two retired police working dogs, “Aik” and “Ully”. The Manitowoc Police Department offers the K9 handler to buy the dog for $1 upon the dog’s retirement.
The K9 program was started in 2010 and remains largely funded by generous donations and grant monies. Our goal is to continue raising money in order to maintain a multi-unit K9 team and to cover daily/operating costs of the program. The funds will be used to cover police vehicles, necessary equipment for the K9 units, training and certifications that are necessary to maintain the effectiveness of the teams, and miscellaneous expenses to support the program (food, medical/veterinary expenses, etc). Our goal is to maximize the benefit of this amazing program in our community for years to come.
With some of our fundraising monies we were able to start a partnership with Lakeshore Community Foundation by creating a preservation fund for further K9 program costs. If you would like to learn more about this preservation fund, please visit us at lakeshorecommunityfoundation.org/k9.html.
If you would like to help support our program and make a monetary tax deductible donation, please complete the sponsorship form, and return it along with your check payable to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit Fundraiser. For more information about the K9 Unit, please see the included brochure. If you have further questions, comments or wish to have a K9 demonstration, please do not hesitate to contact Assistant Chief Scott Luchterhand at (920) 686-6562 during normal business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Thank you in advance for your generous contributions to our program.
Nick Reimer, Chief of Police
Scott Luchterhand, Assistant Chief of Police
Rob Barbier, Deputy Chief of Police
- K9 Brochure
- Photo Gallery of K9 Units In Action
- k9 Fund Sponsorship
- Photo Gallery Past K9 Fundraising Events
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Friday, September 1st, 2017
Give First Fridays
Natural Market, 302 N 8th St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM)
Natural Market--Manitowoc's preeminent source for organic foodstuffs, healthful supplements and all things good and unprocessed-will be donating 10% of its sales from the First Friday in September to the K9 Unit of the Manitowoc Police Department as a part of its "Give First Fridays" initiative. Natural Market's generosity arrives just in the nick of time to add a touch of sanity to the upcoming school year and holiday season. Even if you're not customarily inclined to indulge in a nutritious dietary regimen, stop by Natural Market as their outstanding selection may convince you to give something new a whirl. Who knows? You just might surprise yourself! Not to mention that you'll be helping to make the season bright for the K9 officers of the MTPD. Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Healthy Life to you from Natural Market and Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit!
Dine 4 the K9 - 2017
September is National Service Dog Month - a time set aside to reflect upon the role that service dogs play in our lives and the extraordinary work that they perform each and every day to assist the citizens of our community. In conjunction with National Service Dog Month, the Manitowoc Police Department will be holding its 2nd Annual DINE 4 the K9 event!
We have worked hard the last few months to get another fantastic assortment of local restaurants --one restaurant per day--and donating a portion of the tally for the day back to the MTPD K9 Unit. Pretty tasty, huh!! This way you can continue to indulge in some of the finest food that the Lakeshore has to offer and not feel one shred of guilt because you're treating yourself for a good cause. Further details will be forthcoming!
See you in September and Bon Appetit!
Friday, September 1st, 2017 - Green Street Food & Spirits, 1801 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to 11 PM)
In a world that sometimes feels as if it's spinning widely out of control, one word retains a particular resonance--tradition. And perhaps no other restaurant within Manitowoc resonates with tradition quite as much as Green Street Food & Spirits. Situated on the corner of South 10th and Green Streets, this gathering spot has earned a reputation as a local favorite for casual dining and good value. From their Chicken Dumpling Soup to Broasted Pork Chops, Mock Lobster to the Seafood Platter (including a lobster tail perhaps if you're feeling like treating yourself extra special), Green Street provides all the comfort of home cookin' without all the cleanup and hassle of cookin' at home. And Green Street does it without breaking the bank!
The Tancks have graciously agreed to donate 10% back to the MTPD K9 Unit from the final tally of Friday, September 1st. Green Street Food & Spirit is THE place to be to start your Labor Day weekend on a high note! Let's kick it off in GRAND STYLE!
Dine Fore the K9 - LABOR DAY GOLF WEEKEND 2017
September 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2017
In order to take DINE 4 The K9 to the next level --- The Manitowoc Police Department is partnering with Autumn Ridge Golf Course, CNC Links and Seven Lakes Golf Course for DINE FORE THE K9 during Labor Day weekend.
If all the upcoming restaurants are not your cup of tea as you might be on a diet---we have the perfect thing for you as we know "A golfers diet consists of lots of greens." We are here to help provide your daily dose of "iron." So let's swing into action on one, two or all three golf courses over the weekend!
Remember what happens on the golf course, stays on the golf course!!
These three great golf courses are offering great deals throughout the weekend. Check out what they are offering:
Autumn Ridge DINE FORE THE K9 details
CNC Links DINE FORE THE K9 details
Seven Lakes Golf Course DINE FORE THE K9 details
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 - Pack'er Inn, 6619 County Road F, Newton, Wisconsin (Hours 3 PM to Close)
Great food and great friends is what the Pack'er Inn in Newton is all about. If you're in the mood for something fancy, you probably need to look for your eats someplace else. However, if you and your family are in the mood for a delectable, no-nonsense feast, then the Pack'er Inn is just the ticket - broasted chicken and chops, burgers with a Combo Basket (cheese curds, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, Mozzarella sticks, mushroom and waffle cut fries) to share (well, maybe to share), chopped steak smothered with Swiss cheese, mushrooms and onions, or if you really feel like strapping on the feedbag, Ribeye or Tenderloin--YUM! The good people of the Pack'er Inn are handing 10% of their take from September 5th off to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit and it's important to call one additional detail to your attention - Tuesday's are 4 piece Broasted Chicken Special with mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable and roll -- all for $6.50. You can't go wrong!! Great food for a great cause!!
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 - Rupp's on Washington, 1102 W. Washington Ave., Cleveland, Wisconsin (Hours 4 PM to Close)
On the fringes of Manitowoc County, situated midway between Sheboygan and our fair city, one will find the hidden gem known as Rupp's on Washington, located within the Village of Cleveland. As their website clearly states: "If we don't have it you don't need it!" So, clearly, even though their menu lists a number of seafood offerings, what we need is meat--hand cut by Rupp's chefs, their steaks run the gamut, from sirloin to tenderloin, ribeye to New York strip and the colossal 32. oz. Porterhouse, steak is kind at Rupp's. Larry Rupp--the man who brings nearly fifty years of restaurant experience to the table and who opened Rupp's doors in 2005--has generously agreed that 10% of September 6th's dinner receipts being donated back to the Manitowoc K9 Program. So, if you've heard good things about Rupp's, but never found the right reason to get in the car and head to Cleveland to give it a go, this is a better reason than most. And once you've been to Rupp's, we're willing to bet you'll be back for more!!!
Thursday, September 7th, 2017 - Luigi's Italian Restaurant, 6124 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to 11 PM)
Looking for a taste of Old World Italy but don't really like applying for a passport and standing in three-hour airport security lines? Well, why not just jump in the car and head over to Luigi's, Manitowoc's destination for authentic Italian cuisine prepared the old-fashioned way--from time-honored recipes sure to please the palette!! From pasta to calzones to pizza or classics such as Chicken Cacciatori and Veal Scallopini, Luigi's has got the goods to satisfy even the most particular patrons.
This superb establishment will be donating 10% of this day's proceeds to the Manitowoc Police Department's K9 program, so there's no reason not to take a walk on the Italian side. Mangia Tuitti e Buon Appetito!
Friday, September 8th, 2017 - the Dugout, 4117 Broadway Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 10 AM to Close)
It's not exactly sharing secret information to point out the good folks of the greater Manitowoc area love a good Friday Fish Fry. And, of course, everyone has their favorite place. However, one name kept bubbling to the surface as a hidden gem every time we inquired about who to approach for Dine 4 The K9--THE DUGOUT just off Rapids Road.
And if perching it up isn't your thing, The Dugout has a full array of bar food favorites: hamburgers, pork cutlet sandwiches, French fries, mozzarella sticks, and the Dugout Burger (a brat patty AND a hamburger sharing a bun), to name but a few.
The Dugout will be donating 10% of the day's tally to the K9 cause. So toodle on over to The Dugout and start your weekend out right!!
Saturday, September 9th, 2017 - Tower Tavern, 602 N. Water St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to Close)
"Good friends, good food, good spirits, good times." Slogans don't get a whole lot more straight forward than that, but it sums up the atmosphere and experience you'll encounter at the Tower Tavern perfectly--nothing fancy, just casual dining and drinks at its neighborhood bar best.
Drop in for a burger and a beer with a crew on Saturday, September 9th. It's a great, laid-back spot to watch a game or hang' with friends. Speaking of a game the Wisconsin Badgers play Florida Atlantic Owls at Camp Randall at 11 AM. Stop in and watch the game for a good time! The Tower Tavern will be donating 50% of the days totals to the K9 Unit. Chill out and help out. It's a pretty great combination!!
Sunday, September 10th, 2017 - Capone's Pub & Grill, 1036 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to Close)
Watch the Green Bay Packer game at Capone's!! Regular Season home opener against Seattle Seahawks -- can't miss this one!! Capone's -- home of the arguably the best pub fare in Manitowoc--will be donating 12% of its proceeds from this day to the Manitowoc Police Department's K9 fundraising cause. And why 12% you may ask? The reason is twofold: 1) The 12th is the owner's birthday and 2) #12 is Aaron Rodgers jersey number.
So head to Capone's to root on the Pack and crush those Seahawks, wish Mike a Happy Birthday and gobble up some superior grub for a good cause!! GO PACK GO!!
Monday, September 11th, 2017 - Revolutions Bar & Grill, 902 York St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 4 PM to Close)
All right. Let's make one thing perfectly clear you're going to be more than happy with any of the deliciousness that you lovingly share with your taste buds while on a visit to Revolutions, but nowhere does their menu's motto---"Delicious Food With A Spin"--apply more than it does to their awesome Signature Burgers! I could try and describe any of them, but words would fall miserably short in expressing their splendor. Let's just say that even thinking about the "Fungus Among-Us" has my head in a whirl (a half-pound Angus thing of beauty topped with marinated grilled portobellos, sautéed button mushrooms and goat cheese on a pretzel bun).
Deb and Dana have amazingly agreed to donate 20% of the day's tally back to the PD's K9s, so even if spectacular burgers don't appeal to you (which seems crazy) helping out a spectacular cause should do the trick!!
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - El Tequila Mexican Grill & Cantina, 4411 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM)
Taco Tuesday anyone!! Come into one of Manitowoc's newest restaurants for some homemade Mexican cuisine. If you have never been to one of their locations (they have 5 locations) for a meal, then you have been missing out on some of the best authentic Mexican food money can buy. From appetizers, steaks, seafood or special entrees, along with fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas or burrito specials. They also have a great lunch menu, along with a children's menu.
Stop on in Tuesday, September 12th, for some top notch food and drinks and help a great cause. Sergio Hernandez, along with his partners, will be donating 10% of the daily receipts to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Program.
Officer Koening / K9 Neko will make an appearance from 1 PM to 2 PM.
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 - Charcoal Grill, 4101 Harbor Town Lane, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to 10 PM)
If you are looking for a family friendly restaurant---this is the place to be on a Wednesday!! You ask why? Because WEDNESDAY'S KIDS EAT FREE from Charcoal Grill's special kid's menu with the purchase of adult meal and beverage. Limit 2 free kids' meals per adult (available to kids 10 and under). But that is not the only reason to eat at Charcoal Grill as it is a full service sports bar with 14 flat screen TV's scattered throughout so everyone has a great view of all the action, while dining on some superb food. Stop in for the best in backyard barbeque items right off the hottest wood fired grill in town. Charcoal was also voted "Best Lunch", "Best Nachos" and "Best Ribs" for Best of the Lakeshore, with Runner Up in "Sunday Brunch", "Family Restaurant" and "Overall Restaurant" categories. So stop in to Charcoal Grill on Wednesday, September 13th for an experience of a lifetime, if you haven't already, and support a great cause as Charcoal Grill has agreed to give 20% of the daily receipts back to the K9 today!!
Thursday, September 14th, 2017 - The Galley Restaurant, 1550 Johnston Dr., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours - 7 AM to 7 PM)
Sometimes, the only thing that'll both satisfy one's appetite and sooth one's soul is some good, old-fashioned comfort food. And that's precisely what The Galley provides--solid, traditional fare at reasonable prices. Whether you navigate towards one of their delicious wraps or plot a course for a breakfast special or drop anchor to indulge in an order of broasted pork chops, setting sale for The Galley is sure to satisfy!
The Galley has pledged 10% of their receipts for the day to the K9 program, leaving all diners with the knowledge that the comfort provided by this local reassure extends well beyond the culinary.
Friday, September 15th, 2017 - Courthouse Pub, 1001 S. 8th St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to 9 PM)
If there's one restaurant in Manitowoc whose name is synonymous with the fine dining it is without question the Courthouse Pub. No matter what the occasion, celebrating at the Courthouse Pub makes it a special occasion. From birthdays to anniversaries to taking the time to recognize how fortunate Manitowoc is to have dedicated K9 officers, the Courthouse Pub is the place to be.
John Jagemann -- whose vision makes all this deliciousness possible -- has generously agreed to donate 10% of the day's tally from Friday, September 15th to the MTPD K9 Unit.
It would almost be criminal not to indulge yourself at the Courthouse Pub on Friday the 15th!! How can giving into temptation be a crime when you're doing it for such a good cause? The answer is it can't be. Case closed!!
Saturday, September 16th, 2017 - Harborside Restaurant, 701 York St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to 10 PM)
Harborside's logo let's you know right up front that fine cocktails are available within their friendly confines, but what isn't pointed out--primarily because everyone already is well aware of the fact--is that Harborside is the place to go for fine beef in Manitowoc. While their menu is chuck full of delicious options, beef's the thing at this establishment, from their famous, humongous and insanely delectable three-quarter pound burgers to their Signature Beefeater Sirloin and specialty tenderloins, the Harborside, is a meat lover's paradise.
Shannon and Jim---this establishment's proprietors---has generously agreed to donate 15% of Saturday the 16th's total back to the Manitowoc K9 Unit, so help her to help out the K9s by unleading your steak infatuation!
Sunday, September 17th, 2017 - the Smiling Moose, 10731 State Highway 42, Newton, Wisconsin (Hours 8 AM to Close)
I personally know people that swear by the Smiling Moose's breakfasts and are willing to hop in the car and head to Newton on the weekend to partake in "The Most Important Meal of the Day." Others prefer to grab some Spudsters & Gravy, a Buffalo Burger, and wash it down with a cold one while watching the Pack embarrass another unworthy opponent - which is Atlanta Falcons this year!
Thanks to Cheryl---and her generous call to donate 15% of the day's take back to the MTPD K9 Program---you can indulge in whatever option you like at the Moose on Sunday the 17th! Start your day off right with breakfast incredibleness, see the Packers dismantle the Falcons or any combination that you see fit!! It's your weekend!! Treat yourself right at The Smiling Moose!
Monday, September 18th, 2017 - Schwarz's Pub & Grill, 1509 Washington Street, Two Rivers, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to 9 PM)
Where else can you go and have a 12-tap draft beer selection, Pub appetizers, burgers, wraps, subs, soups, salads and pizza as your options. Schwarz's Pub & Grill that is!! When you come to Schwarz's Pub & Grill -- you just don't get ONE restaurant, but TWO restaurants under one roof. Maretti's Dell occupies the rear portion of the building, while Schwarz's Pub is located in the front of the building. So really you have no excuse to not stop in as they have everything a person could want to eat.
Mike and Rebecca Schwarz are donating 15% of the daily receipts to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit on Monday, September 18th!! Give yourself a break and let them do the cooking after a hard days work!!
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - the Fat Seagull, 807 Quay St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to 10 PM)
How often do you get to chow down on superior bar food AND visit a location that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places?
Well, if you choose to roll into the Fat Seagull on Tuesday, September 19th to support the MTPD K9 Unit and take Debbie up on her donation of 10% of the day's take to the cause, that's precisely what you'll be doing!
Dine on the usual bar food suspects, or veer off the beaten path with Chicken Spring Rolls, Crab and Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp, the Seagull Mess or a Malaysian Pork Pita. And Tuesday Night is Burger Night at the Fat Seagull, so you're a winner no matter which culinary path you choose. So, head to The Seagull on the 19th to celebrate the start of the week and for having made it past another Monday. You'll be glad that you did!
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 - Wrap it Up, 830 S. 8th St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 7 AM to 7 PM)
It would be easy to allow our inner foodie to wax deliciously about the many wrap and sandwich options available at this South 8th Street eatery, but sometimes it's simply better to go directly to the source. Randy and Barb Lueptow--owners of this fine establishment--lay out their goal thusly: "At Wrap It Up our mission is to serve you delicious, healthy and innovative food. Our menu consists of the highest quality ingredients with a local emphasis. Made with care by our friendly staff." In other words, a bite to eat that's a bit off the beaten path that's locally sourced and made with TLC. From their paninis (The Spicy Veggie or Texas Ranch Chicken, for example) to their wraps (the Taco Salad or the Hawaiian-Influenced Huli-Huli Chicken pop to mind) or even one of their tasty breakfast burritos (served all day if early dining isn't your thing).
Wrap It Up is sure to satisfy! The Lueptows have graciously agreed to donate 10% of the proceeds from Wednesday the 20th to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Program. So, stop on down and put a bow on a hungry situation with one of the Wrap It Up's inventive food solutions!
Officer Koenig / K9 Neko will make an appearance from 1 PM to 2 PM.
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 - Machut's Supper Club, 3911 Lincoln Ave., Two Rivers, Wisconsin (Hours 4 PM to 9 PM)
The supper club. A proud Wisconsin tradition. A hand-crafted Old Fashioned, a bountiful Soup and Salad Bar, a medium-rare Rib Eye or maybe Sirloin Tips or broasted chicken. It's hard to decide when it comes to placing that final order at Machut's---a Two Rivers supper club destination since 1961!
Start a new family tradition---or pamper yourself with an already established one--by heading out to Machut's on Thursday, September 21st with the knowledge that you won't be leaving hungry and that 10% of all receipts will be donated back to the K9 Unit!
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 - Fork & Knife Restaurant, 2209 S. 44th St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 6 AM to 9 PM)
One of Manitowoc's favorite family-style restaurants will be forking over a portion of your bill to help the Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit reach its fundraising goal. 15% to be precise.
What strikes one right from the get-go is the sheer variety of dining options available at Fork & Knife. In the mood for excellent pizza? Check---they've got you covered! No way they're gonna have Chicken Cordon Blue. Guess again, paisan---that's on the menu, too. Whatever you're in the mood for, there's a good chance you're going to be able to find it at Fork & Knife! And that's before the daily specials are in the mix. So, pack the fam into the car and head on over to Fork & Knife for a delicious meal that not only tastes good---it's doing good too!!!
Office Koenig / K9 Neko will make an appearance from 1 PM to 2 PM.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - Ryan's on York, 712 York St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to Close)
Manitowoc's hottest gastropub will be donating a portion of your bill to help the Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit reach its fundraising goal. 15% to be precise.
From Korean tacos to gyros to an entirely separate menu dedicated to French fries. Ryan's on York is one of Manitowoc's most innovative and delicious eateries. So, take a walk on the culinary wild side and help out a great cause in one fell swoop.
Sunday, September 24th, 2017 - Knox's Silver Valley, 1222 S. Alverno Rd, Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 9:30 AM to Close)
The Silver Valley Banquet Hall tells you right-up-front what their establishment is all about. It's the kind of place "Where old and new friends meet." With a longstanding tradition of good food and friendly service, Knox's Silver Valley has become one of Manitowoc's favorite reception and banquet destinations. But did you know that Silver Valley has also been voted Manitowoc's #1 Sunday Brunch Buffet for an astonishing eight years running! Jerry Knox has made heading out to brunch even more enticing by offering to donate 10% of Sunday's tally back to the MTPD K9 Unit on Sunday, September 24th. And once you've had your fill of Silver Valley's brunch delicacies--chef carved ham, broasted chicken, made-to-order omelets and so much more--why not stick around and watch the Packers game (Packers vs. Bengals 3:25 PM). Make a day of it! In other words, come for the homemade kneecaps, stay for Packers domination!
Monday, September 25th, 2017 – A&W Restaurant, 4141 Harbor Town Lane, Manitowoc (10 AM to 10 PM)
Did you ever wonder where the name A&W came from --- well it came from its founders Roy W. Allen and Frank Wright. They also became famous for their “frosty mugs”, which are filled with their famous root beer. That is not all that A&W is famous for, stop on by for their hand-breaded chicken tenders or coney dog. You know what goes well with any meal is the tasty chili cheese fries. Can’t you taste them!
So stop on by Monday, September 25th for your All American Food. Just remember this is a place where the food’s as good as the root beer. Nick Stangel, manager of the A&W, will be giving the Manitowoc Police Department 10% back on the daily receipts on the 25th. So if you are up for some good food and friendly faces, there is no reason not to stop by to support the local K9 Unit! No one likes cooking at home on a Monday!!
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 - First Class Cafe, 2525 Menasha Ave., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 6 AM to 8 PM)
Let your appetite take flight at the First Class Café, known for their "First Class Service" at "Economy Prices" and you don't have to be a savvy traveler to know that's the recipe for success!! Located directly across the street from the Manitowoc County Airport on Menasha Avenue, First Class has rapidly taken off to become one of Manitowoc's most popular diners. While a full menu is available--offering everything from chimichangas to lasagna and everything in between--it's First Class's "All Day Breakfast" options that have patrons flying through their doors again and again!!
Diana--the powerhouse behind the venue's success--has graciously agreed to donate 10% of the 26th's tally to the PD's K9 program. So, wing your way over to First Class to find out firsthand what all the fuss is about!
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 - Four Seasons Family Restaurant, 3950 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 5:30 AM to 10 PM)
The generosity of this family-owned and operated restaurant would be impressive any time of the year as Four Season's will be donating a full 20% of each bill to the Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit!
And while the Four Season's way with meat is the talk of the town--from their Beef Brochette to the Broiled Chicken Oregano to their Smoked Center-Cut Pork Chops--it's really the vast array of menu items that never ceases to impress! Like they say on their webpage: "We've got something for everyone!" And, boy, do they ever--from Grandma's Skillet if breakfast strikes your fancy to a Black and Blue Burger to the tantalizingly--named Meat Eaters Marriage to pretty much anything else you can think of, Four Season's can satisfy any craving! Come hungry and leave satisfied, not only because you've indulged in a first-rate meal, but because in doing so you've thrown your support behind Manitowoc's K9 finest.
Officer Place / K9 Major will make an appearance from 4 PM to 5 PM.
Thursday, September 28th, 2017 - Brian's Smokehouse, 1424 Washington St., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to 7 PM)
An authentic Southern barbecue joint in downtown Manitowoc! Say what? Well, smoked meat lovers, I'm not just teasing you with an empty promise. Brian's Smokehouse and BBQ, one of Manitowoc's newest restaurants, located at the corner of Meaty and Pass Me More Napkins--I mean, S. 15th Street and Washington Street--is the real deal!!! Traditional pulled pork, brisket, chicken, ribs, smoked brats and traditional sides, all served sauceless with an array of available sauces for you to slater on at your own discretion. But, be forewarned---even though Brian's always strives to have enough of all the offered items on hand, once something is gone for the day, it's seriously gone for the day! Their food takes hours to meticulously prepare, which means they just can't whip more up on a moment's notice. That's an important detail to remember on a day when the owners of Brian's have agreed to donate 10% of the receipts from September 28th to the K9 program. You don't wanna show up late and miss out on a full plate of smoke Nirvana. So, grab your appetite for barbecue and altruism and head on over to Brian's!
Friday, September 29th, 2017 - Time Out Sports Bar & Grill, 1027 N. Rapids Rd., Manitowoc, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to 11 PM)
One of Manitowoc's favorite food (an extensive menu with too many options to narrow it down in the space provided) and beverage (24 beers on tap, just to start with) destinations has graciously come on board for Dine 4 The K9! The winner of numerous Herald Times Reporter "Best of the Lakeshore" awards--"Outdoor Dining," "Neighborhood Bar" and "Nachos" to name but a few--will be donating 10% of the day's receipts to the K9 Program.
And if enjoying some quality cuisine time in the TIme Out's open, spacious and relaxed dining area isn't enough of an enticement for you, then how about DOUBLE BUBBLE from 4 to 6 p.m. You can get a great deal, enjoy a great meal and support a great cause all at the same time. It simply doesn't get any better than that!!
Saturday, September 30th, 2017 - the Waverly Inn Pub & Pizzeria, 1402 16th St., Two Rivers, Wisconsin (Hours 11 AM to Close)
New owners...lots of construction...new look...but the same welcoming atmosphere. When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, reminding you that you and your family are hungry enough to devour The Earth--no joke!! You're that hungry!--it's probably time to head to the Waverly Inn, Two Rivers premiere pizza destination. Whatever pie strikes your fancy, the Waverly has you covered!! And if pizza isn't your thing, the Waverly has a full array of appetizers, sandwiches, baskets and salads.
The Waverly Inn has agreed to donate 50% of the day's receipts to the K9 Units, so there's no reason to not let pizza madness run wild in the Waverly's casual, family-friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Come and see the amazing transformation!!
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
15th Annual K9 Police Chase
Silver Creek Park, 3001 S. 10th St.
4 Mile Run/1.5 Mile Dog Walk
On your mark, get set and get going for a good cause! The race will start and finish near the Silver Creek Field House (off of South 10th Street in Manitowoc, WI) and begins at 9 a.m. rain or shine. The course will run through city parks, over grass, on gravel trails, and through a lovely residential neighborhood with a spectacular view of Lake Michigan. Discount for early registration! All proceeds to benefit the Manitowoc Police K9 Unit. Further details, including registration deadlines, will be posted in the near future.
Holiday Christmas Wreath
Deck the halls and help a great cause! "Protect and Serve" aren't the only services the Manitowoc Police Department provides--they can also help you decorate for the holidays! Order your Christmas wreath, swags (regular or mini), cross or left and right facing candy canes from us. All items are made from Fraser Fir and are single faced. Wreaths are available in 20", 26", 36", 48", or 60" diameters. Bows are made from waterproof red velvet ribbon and the cones are full sized with white tips. All proceeds will benefit the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL AND TO ALL A SAFE NIGHT!! Ordering and pricing information will be forthcoming!!
"In Kind" Donations received from:
The Manitowoc Police Department and the K9 Unit(s)/Handler(s) wish to THANK the following businesses for their on going care and services provided to our canines. Generous services provided from donors like each of you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission. You have demonstrated a deep commitment to our program and your continued support plays a key role in our success. There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your loyalty and we are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like yourself who answer the call to give again and again. THANK YOU!!!
Animal Eye Clinic of Denmark
Central Bark Doggy Day Care
Memorial Drive Veterinary Clinic
Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital
The Manitowoc Police Department would like to thank Wisconsin Vest A Dog for donating a Kevlar vest for K9 Major. The vest is a both bullet and stab resistant (it can stop most handgun rounds and edged weapons) and costs approximately $1,000. This vest is a new model from the company, Elite K9, and it is designed for increased mobility with some extra accessories so it can be worn all the time. Wisconsin Vest A Dog graciously donates Kevlar vests to law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin thanks to many generous donors. If you would like to donate to Wisconsin Vest A Dog, please contact them at their website: "Wisconsin Vest A Dog - Protecting the dogs that protect us!".
Also a very special THANK YOU to Fricke Printing Services for providing various printing services throughout our K9 Fundraiser. The dedication and attention to detail received from Fricke Printing goes unnoticed and we appreciate the services they provided.
And finally another very special THANK YOU to Manitowoc Trophy for providing services for our atrium lobby display K9 plaque. Their attention to detail is greatly appreciated and important to our fundraising success. Their generous donation will help to further the important work of the K9 Unit.
Donations were received from:
Platinum Sponsor ($10,000 plus)Anonymous Donor
Gold Sponsor ($5,000 plus)
K9 Volunteers for Lambeau Field Concession Stands (2014-2015 Season)
Harold C. Kallies Charitable Trust
The Aschenbrenner Foundation of Lakeshore Community Foundation (2016)
Festival Foods - Paw Icon Proceeds (May 2017)
Silver Sponsor ($2,500 plus)
Festival Foods - Paw Icon Proceeds (May 2015)
Tom, Virginia & Suzanne Bare (2015)
Chuck Scholten Foundation, Inc.
Chaya Kaplan & Matt Schoenberg (2015) (2016)
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/T-Shirt Sales/K9 Heroes/
Donations at Mother's Day Plant Blowout (05/07/2016)
Jefferson Elementary -School ~ K-Kids Program
K9 Volunteers for Metro Jam - Food/T-Shirt Sales/K9 Hereos/Donations
(06/17 & 06/18/2016)
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/T-Shirt Sales/K9 Heroes
Donations at Pumpkin Blowout (10/08/2016)
Kwik Trip - Corporate Office (2016)
The Aschenbrenner Foundation of Lakeshore Community Foundation (2016)
Bronze Sponsor ($1,000 plus)
Roy and Darlene Geigel
Bank First National
Investor's Community Bank
K9 Volunteers for Police Chase (10/11/2014)
Geoffrey & Carla Liban
Kwik Trip - Corporate Office (2015)
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/T-Shirt Sales/
Donations at Mother's Day Plant Blowout (05/09/2015)
Fox's Piggly Wiggly (Manitowoc Location) Easter Eggstravangza
K9 Volunteers for Metro Jam - Food/T-Shirt Sales/Donations (06/19 & 06/20/2015)
K9 Volunteers for Fox's Piggly Wiggly Brat Shed - Food/T-Shirt Sale/Donations (07/11/2015)
The Roy and Darlene Geigel Charitable Trust Foundation
"Share the Night" Fundraiser at A&W Restaurant - Clothing/Food Sales/Donations (08/21/2015)
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/T-Shirt Sales/Donations
at Pumpkin Blowout (10/03/2015)
K9 Volunteers for K9 Police Chase (10/10/15)
Russ & Amy Fricke-Weigel
Tom, Virginia, & Suzanne Bare (2016)
Jane & Arthur Stangel Fund, Inc.
Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
Wisconsin Vest A Dog - "Protecting The Dogs That Protect Us!"
The Aschenbrenner Foundation of Lakeshore Community Foundation
K9 Volunteers for K9 Police Chase (10/08/2016)
Green Bay Packers Foundation
Donna Langman (2017)
Manitowoc Noon Rotary
Copper Sponsor ($500 plus)
Manitowoc Company, Inc.
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/Donations at Pumpkin Blowout (10/04/2014)
Manitowoc County Board of Realtors, Inc.
Baileigh Industrial Inc.
Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory
Lulloff's Used Cars
Cellcom (2014) (2017)
Krueger International Inc.
Wenzel's Perfect World (2015)
Marilyn Drumm & Family (2015) (2016)
Bitter Neumann Furniture
Riverwood Maritime Credit Union
Ron & Kathy Dvorachek
Novak's Service Center, LLC
Harbor Town Harley Davidson
Eck Industries, Inc.
Four Season's Family Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 2016
The Smiling Moose - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Courthouse Pub - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Tower Tavern - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Dug Out Bar & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 2016
What The Lock?
Canine Friends ($100 plus)
K9 Volunteers for 4th of July Dunk Tank (07/04/2014)
Gary Budysz (2014) (2016)
Rural Mutual Insurance - Marinette
Holy Family Memorial Medical Center
United One Credit Union
Klein Asphalt Maintenance
Frank's Radio Service Inc.
Heresite Protective Coating LLC
Lakeshore Business Interiors Inc.
Timothy Maatman/Phyllis Schippers Living Trust (2014) (2016)
Manitowoc County Kennel Club
Mercury Network Corporation
Alpert & Fellows - Attorneys at Law
Lee's Color Studio
Insulation and Supply Co Inc.
Schmedly's Tire Service
Robert J. Klein (2014) (2015) (2016) (2017)
Foster Needle Co. Inc.
William J. Bero DDS
Integrity Investments & Insurance
Schaus Roofing & Mechanical Contractors
Edward & Micki Dorvinen
Bud Willmans Hamburger
Gerald & Jennifer Tollefson
Southside Barber Shop
Manitowoc Yacht Club
Kiwanis Club of Manitowoc
Bill &Cheryl Ploeckelman (2015) (2016) (2017)
Mike & Chris Dunn
Donna Langman (2015) (2016)
Steimle Birschbach, LLC
Debbie Roemer (2015) (2017)
Scott & Jenny Schroeter (2015) (2016) (2017)
Manitowoc Towing & Recovery
Lions Club of Manitowoc
Manitowoc Eagles Aerie 706
United One Credit Union Employees
City of Kiel Library
Manitowoc Police Department Paw Icon Proceeds (May 2015)
Meadow Lanes North Paw Icon Proceeds (May 2015)
PK's Beans & Cream Paw Icon Proceeds (May 2015)
Manitowoc Cranes 50/50 Raffle Proceeds from Employee Picnic
Manitowoc Noon Rotary Club
In Memory of Ron Toston
Andrew & Dawn Greene
Natural Market 10% Proceeds (2015) (2016)
James & Patricia Szymczyk (2016) (2017)
Lori Thompson & Lisa VerVelde
Wenzel's Perfect World (2016)
Mark & Pam Herzog (2015) (2016) (2017)
Manitowoc Garage Door Service
Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry
Troop #8087 - Girl Scouts of Manitou Council Inc.
Quality Inn of Manitowoc
Red Arrow Products
Manitowoc Heating & Refrigeration Services, LLC
In Memory of Chaya Kaplan-Schoenberg
Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center Employee Raffle Proceeds
Kiwanis Club of Two Rivers
In Memory of Scott Leist
Music Without Boundaries
Fork & Knife Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Luigi's - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Ryan's on York - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Harborside Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Waverly Inn - DINE 4 The K9 2016
TIme Out Sports Bar & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Green Street Food & Spirits - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Machut's Supper Club - DINE 4 The K9 2016
The Fat Seagull - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Brian's Smokehouse - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Legends at Autumn Ridge - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Capone's Bar & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 2016
The Galley Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Revolutions Bar & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Rupp's on Washington - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Knox's Silver Valley Banquet Hall - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Wrap It Up - DINE 4 The K9 2016
Tom, Virginia & Suzanne Bare (2016)
TREG Foundation Fund - Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group
Mark & Roxanne Hills
Jackson Elementary School K-Kids Program
Laurie Sales Venture Foundation
James Monroe School
Zielanis Elementary School
Exoticas The Club