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Shop with a Cop assists 500 children

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By The Staff

Editor:

On Dec. 18, the Carrollton Police Department and the Carroll County Detention Center conducted our eighth annual “Shop With A Cop” event. This year marked a milestone with our program in that as an eight year total we have surpassed over $100,000 expended to help more than 500 children in need.

We would like to thank the following for their contributions to our 2008 “Shop With A Cop” event.

Thanks to: North American Stainless, Arkema, Vanity Fair, Wal-Mart, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Masonic Lodge No. 134, Kentucky Kruizers, Lion’s Club, Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home, Holiday Host, Carrollton Sheet Metal, Carrollton Chiropractic, Blake Tax Service River Valley Winery, Methodist Church Ruth Circle Class, Carroll County Hospital Emergency Room Nurses, Craig’s Employees, Carroll County School System, Quail’s Unlimited, Joyce Brindley, Dale and PJ O’Neal, James and Mary Mosgrove, Charles French, Dale Anderson, Mike and Diane Gordon, Don Mougey, Bill Welty, Strother and Malora Stark, Hubert and Joy Hackett, Patricia Kaeding, Roy Weeks, John and Darla McAlister, Mike Cutshaw and of course, Santa Claus.

Also, our deep and sincere appreciation to all of the volunteers that give of their time to shop with the children. Without this community involvement, this program could not achieve the level of professionalism and success that has been obtained. This is always a memorable experience for the volunteers as well as for the children.

You can watch a video of this year’s event by going to www.youtube.com and type carrolltonkypd in the search window. Then click on the 2008 Shop With A Cop video.

Once again, our sincere appreciation to the community, businesses and individuals that makes this annual even a success.

Chief Michael Willhoite

Carrollton Police Department