‘Shop with Cop’ looks for help


The Wood County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to help fund a red-and-blue light special on
items for children in need during the holiday season.
The fourth annual "North Pole Patrol with the Kids" charity event will allow Wood County
children to buy clothing, books, toys and other items at Wal-Mart while interacting with local law
enforcement officers in a positive setting. (Photo: File photo. Bowling Green Police Officer Scott
Becker helps Michael Sparks, 7, pick out a shirt at Wal-Mart during Shop With a Cop. (Photo: J.D.
Money for the program will be raised by community donations though raffle tickets, with all proceeds
going directly to the children served. Raffle tickets are available at a cost of $1 a piece or $5 for
seven with a chance to win a 26-inch bicycle, a $50-gift card to Wal-Mart, a 37-inch flat screen TV, an
iPod Nano or a Ninetendo DS.
Those interested in purchasing tickets or making a donation – as well as officers willing to donate time
to shop with the children – can contact Rebecca Parker at (419) 354-9644 or visit Ben’s Table in Bowling
Green. The deadline for donations is Nov. 25.
Officers will shop with the children on Dec. 12.
File photo. Amanda Schmitt with the BGSU police department helps Jayden Williams, 5, pick out new shoes
at Walmart during "shop with a cop." (Andrew Weber/Sentinel-Tribune)

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