WASHINGTON COUNTY – One day a year, emergency lights flashing and sirens singing loud and clear in a grand chorus of police cars racing up and down state Route 9 and Interstate 15 signal blessing not crime, there is no major traffic incident, no disaster. It’s Shop with a Cop Saturday, and agencies from all over Washington County are taking 100 children in their police cars to Wal-Mart to do some Christmas shopping.
This year each child has been given $100 to shop with, each is escorted by an officer donating his or her time to the program.
Children from the east side of the county are on their way to the Hurricane Wal‐Mart. Children from the west side of the county are on their way to the Bloomington Wal‐Mart.
KONY Coins for Kids has selected the children participating in this program from all over Washington County. Shop with a Cop is only a part of the KONY Coins for Kids program, and today the fundraising drive is yet about $30,000 short of its goal. To donate or volunteer to help shop, wrap, and deliver presents before Christmas, visit the KONY Coins for Kids website here.
Watch for St. George News full report later today, as our reporter is out on this very different kind of “ride-along” to bring the experience to you via video, photos and story.
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