Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

More than 40 children buy Christmas gifts through 'Shop with a Cop'


Sydney Yalshevec

Kimball Fire Chief Rick Wynne shops with his group in the electronics section during Saturday morning's Shop with a Cop. More than 40 youngsters were helped with shopping for family members through the fourth-year program.

Children bundled in coats were ushered into the fire hall before the sun had a chance to rise last Saturday morning. The children and their parents were greeted by warm smiles and a hot breakfast that would serve as their fuel for their morning of shopping.

These children participated in the annual Shop with a Cop program. The idea of Shop with a Cop is to help children and families in need during the Christmas season. On the day of the shopping adventure, the children's parents take them to the fire hall, where they are fed a large breakfast. After breakfast, Santa Claus hands out gift ca...

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