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By Brian Ackley
City of Lake Wales 

LWPD Provides Gifts, Meal for 70 Local Children in "Shop with a Cop" Program


Last updated 12/25/2020 at 10:06am

A lot was different about this year's "Shop With A Cop" event, except for one very important thing – dozens of local families will have a much merrier Christmas because of the Lake Wales Police Department.

In fact, a total of 70 area children will have presents under the tree and holiday food on the table thanks to the annual program, run by the Lake Wales Police Officers Association.

Normally, children and their families meet at the Lake Wales Wal-Mart to pick out Christmas gifts, thanks to generous local sponsors who donate to the program.

But because of the ongoing pandemic, this year...

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