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Posted on: November 26, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Kids to “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” for the holidays

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – The Blue Springs Police Department and members of the Blue Springs Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will participate in the third “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” at 6:15 a.m., Saturday, December 1, at the Target Store in the Adams Dairy Landing shopping center, 1040 NE Coronado, Blue Springs, Mo.

Thirty Blue Springs Police Department officers will volunteer their time by spending it with thirty students from Blue Springs School District. This program allows disadvantaged children to shop with an officer and purchase $125 worth of holiday gifts for their families.

The “Shop with a Blue Springs Cop” program is an opportunity for children to socialize with officers in a positive atmosphere and reinforce the fact that police officers are friends in the community.

“This is the third year that we have been able to do this event and we are amazed by the community support for the program here in Blue Springs. These types of events help build relationships between area kids and police officers,” said Officer David Brotherton of the Blue Springs Police Department. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to help make sure these children and their families have a great Christmas this year.”

Following the shopping event, participants will join officers at the Adams Dairy Pointe Conference Center for a gift wrapping session and lunch with the officers.

This year’s event is sponsored by: Target, Rancho Grande Cantina, Adams Pointe Golf Club, Advance Auto Parts, All Star Awards, Autumn Place Apartments, Auto Zone, Barbara Stark, Beckie Becker, Belfonte Ice Cream, Big Biscuit, Blue Springs Animal Hospital, Blue Springs Landlord Group, Blue Springs Police Department, Bob McDonald, Calvert's Auto Express, City of Blue Springs/Mayor Carson Ross, CherryBerry, Chipotle, Chuck Zuvers, Club 7, Commercial Concepts & Furnishings, Cook Hams/Farmland, Cosentino's Price Chopper-North, Cosentino's Price Chopper-South, Courtyard Marriott & Conference Center, Creative Images, Doug Schweitert, Ellen Davis, Firestone, Fletcher's Western Store, Foster's Cleaners, FIKE Corporation, Fun House Pizza, Godfather's Pizza, House of Heavilin, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Kwik Kopy, Lamar Donuts, Laura Brennan, LTM Photography, Lunar Bowl, McDonald's, Memories on Main Street, Minskey's Pizza, Missouri Mavericks, Mirror Image Car Wash, Moreland Ridge School, Nina's Hair Design, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Olive Branch, Paparazzi $5 Accessories, R & R Heating & Cooling, LLC, Roma Bakery, Roses & Such, Salon Bellezzio, Santa - Curt Carter, Scotts Auto Express, Special Events, Terri Weathers, Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks, Q's Que BBQ, VFW and Visual-Concepts LLC.

To donate, volunteer or for more information, call Officer Brotherton at (816) 935-6770.


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