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Cops & Kids to be Held December 18th

The annual Cops & Kids program, sponsored by Lodge #101 of the Fraternal Order of Police in Washington, will be held December 18th this year.

Cops & Kids has grown every year since it started in 1991.

Last year, over $20,000 was donated to the FOP and spent on 170 children in three Headstart schools in Daviess and Martin Counties and Four-Rivers Pre-School.

The donations came from area fraternal organizations, businesses, clubs, individuals, the Wal-Mart Foundation and some area school children.

The money is spent on a wide variety of clothing, plus a few toys.

Last year, about 125-dollars was spent on each child, not including treats and lunch.

After the shopping is complete, the kids will head to the Moose lodge where they will be treated to a meal provided by McDonalds.

Donations may be made at law enforcement agencies in Daviess and Martin Counties.