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'Shop With A Cop' Event Gets New Identity

COVID Helped Bring About Name Change To ‘Holiday Heroes’

As “Shop with a Cop” approaches its 10-year anniversary change is coming according to organizer Erin Heidemann.

Erin said the “big changes” include a name change. The event will now be called “Holiday Heroes.” The name Holiday Heroes reflects all the people and agencies involved in the event, such as police, ambulance personnel, fire departments, the sheriff’s office, state patrol, the ladies auxiliary, businesses and donors.

The change is a result of COVID-19, of course, but also the closing of Shopko and the need to include all agencies. The organizers want to continue to use local businesse...

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