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Coneys for a Cause to benefit youth in central Michigan

coneysJune 5, 2013 -- The central Michigan community can enjoy 99 cent Pixie coney dogs while helping area youth at the eighth annual Coneys for a Cause June 12. This event, hosted by the Pixie restaurant, benefits the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Youth and Community Services Unit (YCS) and Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Heart of Michigan.  

From 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., participants can enjoy discounted Coney dogs at the Pixie or receive deliveries of the discounted dogs on orders $15 or more from celebrity servers such as officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and LaBelle staff. Community members also have a chance to compete in or cheer for their favorite contestant at the annual Pixie Pig Out Contest at 7 p.m. The Pixie is located at 302 N. Mission St. in Mt. Pleasant.

“It’s always great to see the community come together at a fun event like this,” said Officer Tim Standen of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. “This year we hope to sell over 13,000 Coney dogs and see the 13-dog record be broken at the Pig Out Contest.”

Pre-order forms can be downloaded here and must be faxed to YCS at 989-773-4020 no later than 3 p.m. on June 11. The $15 minimum must be met for delivery.

YCS is a partnership organization comprised of police officers, schools, parents, businesses and community members. It provides positive police role models and educational programs such as the Youth Police Academy and U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Program to help reduce and prevent crime.