The annual Shop-With-a-Cop was a double-success in December, with enough gift cards to cover two shopping trips for area children.
Twice as many gift cards made possible two shopping trips for more children than usual – trips on Dec. 16 and Dec. 22.
The program, which allows children to shop for gifts for their families, is made possible by grants from Walmart and Bernick’s Pepsi. Area police officers volunteer to accompany the children on the shopping trips in the Walmart store. Representing the Sartell Police Department were Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes and officers Jill Lundquist and Adam Vande Vrede.
The children chosen for Shop-With-a-Cop are from the school districts of Sartell, St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids.