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Shop With A Cop Serves 350 Needy

December 16, 2012

  12/17/12 The annual Plymouth FOP 195 Show With A Cop shopping trip was a huge success on Saturday.

  Hundreds filled the cafeteria at Plymouth High School for a breakfast provided by the Plymouth Masonic Lodge.  They have been helping for about 10 years.

  After breakfast Hurshel Hunter, President of FOP 195 welcomed the children, their parents and family members.  He mentioned the terrible tragedy that happened Friday in Newton Connecticut and said, “I thought of Christmas and those families, friends, children, educators, and emergency service providers who’s life would be forever changed that fateful day, December 14th, 2012.”

  Hunter spoke of the generosity of the communities we have in Marshall County, thanking the many individuals, businesses, and organizations that contributed to this year’s Show With A Cop program.

  Applications for assistance numbered well over 600 children and when all is said and done, the FOP will have provided help for over 350 individuals in our community.  The largest numbers of those receiving help were at the Plymouth Wal-Mart on Saturday.  The families were divided into two groups and dispersed from the school after the volunteer shopping assistance made up of police men, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel and folks who just like helping the FOP got a head start to the store.

  Wal-Mart was kind of a crazy place Saturday morning with children of all ages picking out warm clothes, pajamas, boot, shoes and socks and more.  There were personal care items including tooth brushes and hair ties.  Even though the FOP wasn’t families to purchase items the children need there’s always enough let for a toy or two for the children.