Accepting donations for Shop with a Cop in Washington County. Gift will be distributed Dec. 7. Click here to see how you can help.

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Nov. 21, 2016 – West Bend, WI – Shop with a Cop in Washington County is Wednesday, Dec. 7 at West Bend Mutual’s Prairie Center.

This year the Fraternal Order of Police have taken over the event from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

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Forty kids have been selected to participate and organizers are reaching out for a little help.

“We’re putting together gift baskets for the families and we’re hoping businesses in town can help supply items for children ages 8 – 12,” said volunteer Tina Beres. “We’re looking for thing like board games or something kids can play with their family.”

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West Bend Police Lieutenant Matt Rohlinger said this program is great interaction between law enforcement and the kids.  “It’s critical to send a positive message,” he said.

This year’s event will include a shopping trip to Walmart, hot dogs at The Prairie Center, a rousing game of Bingo called by Police Chiefs Tom Bishop of Kewaskum and Jed Dolnick of Jackson, and a special visit from Santa.

Neighbors who would like to make donations to Shop with a Cop in Washington County can send a check to Shop with a Cop at PO Box 149, Kewaskum, WI  53040

Questions can be directed to Tina Beres at [email protected]

Photos courtesy Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

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