SMITHSBURG -- In the months since the shooting death of Smithsburg Police Officer Christopher Nicholson, his friends and colleagues have been working to keep his memory alive.
The money raised by a Benefit Bonanza on Saturday, April 5, at the Williamsport Fire Hall, will go toward a memorial scholarship fund in Nicholson's name as well as for a granite memorial to the officer in Smithsburg's Veterans Park.
Only 400 tickets will be available for the bonanza. Tickets cost $20 each and include a meal by Leiter's Catering.
Nearly two dozen cash prizes will be awarded, ranging from $20 to $2,000.
Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the meal served at 6 p.m.
Susquehanna Bank branches in Smithsburg and Halfway are selling tickets. Donations also are being accepted at those two locations.
Nicholson was killed in the line of duty Dec. 19. Members of the fire company responded to the incident.