Block party benefits Marlborough police K9 program

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Block party benefits Marlborough police K9 program
Hudson Police Sgt. Sam Leandres fields questions about his partner, Jocko, during a K9 Block Party. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – There was a bit of music, a bit of food and drink, and a lot of things to do for the kids, all to benefit the city police department’s K9 program.

Weed Street near the back of City Hall was blocked off on Saturday, Sept. 30, for a block party sponsored by the Police Patrol and Command Staff unions. The event also received support from Mass Vest-A-Dog, which had a fundraising table.

LIve music was provided by three bands, Angry Tony and the Homewreckers (featuring detective and mayoral candidate Patrick Hogan); Larry Bee and the Buzz; and Late Bus.

Marlborough’s K9, Meiko, couldn’t make the event, but several of his police K9 buddies attended for a meet-and-greet, including Jocko and his officer, Sgt. Sam Leandres of the Hudson Police Department.

“It’s a great way for people to learn about the K9 program,” he said.

The younger set got to play in a bouncy house and make some crafts.

Several food trucks offered Mexican and Italian fare, along with Kona ice and beer. There was also a raffle for an array of prizes.

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