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Pennsylvania State Police Using Concession Trailer to Help Fund Youth Camps

While the bad news tends to make the headlines, a good police force makes a positive impact on the community in which it serves. Beyond writing traffic tickets and arresting bad guys, building public trust through community programs can make a big difference, and that’s the case with the Pennsylvania State Police, which is now in its 35th year running Troop N Camp Cadet.

Founded in 1986, Troop N Camp Cadet is an annual week-long co-ed camp for 12- to 14-year old residents of Luzerne, Carbon, Columbia, and Monroe counties.

The stated goal is to “teach participants aspects of the diverse criminal justice system, focusing on discipline, self-esteem, teamwork, character, violence prevention, and drug and alcohol education, as well as issues facing today’s youth.”

It is completely funded through corporate and private donations – no funding is received from federal or state entities – and typically has around 100 participants a year.

Another initiative run by the Troop N Community Services Unit is the annual Sunny Day Camp, an educational and interactive day at the Pocono Raceway for the special needs and disabled community to interact with law enforcement and emergency responders in a positive and inviting atmosphere.

This year, Camp Cadet Troop N board president Jeffrey Mason purchased a 16-foot Formula concession trailer from Advantage Trailer to sell merchandise. The money raised from the sale of branded shirts, hats, and other items helps fund the camps.

“We were selling merchandise at several events out of containers,” Mason explained. “This was good for one or two events but as we started to do more we realized we needed a better way of doing this.”

He did a google search for merchandise trailers and Advantage Trailer came up. Salesman Brian Simandl ordered a concession trailer from Formula and had custom cubbies built to meet Mason’s specifications.

“I could not have asked for a better experience from start to finish,” Mason said. “Working with Brian was great. From building to delivery, the people at Advantage Trailer were great. We had some special request that weren’t going to be easy and somehow Advantage Trailer managed to get them done.”

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