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A total of 26 elementary aged children will be treated to a fun filled day with Santa Claus and shopping.
A total of 26 elementary aged children will be treated to a fun filled day with Santa Claus and shopping.
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The Boone County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association hosted its our 6th annual “Shop with a Cop” on Saturday December 7th.


“A total of 26 elementary aged children will be treated to a fun filled day with Santa Claus and shopping,” said Boone County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Chad Barker.


The kids met at the Sheriff’s Office at 9 a.m. on Saturday and arrived at the Hatfield McCoy trail head near Waterways in Julian at 10 a.m.


“While there the kids visited with Santa, and got their picture taken and were given a gift bag courtesy of H&M,” Barker said.


The group then traveled to Ryan’s Steakhouse at South Charleston to eat lunch.


“After lunch, we went to Target at South Charleston for shopping,” Barker said.


Each child was allowed to spend $200.


“The happiness on the children’s faces makes it such a worth while thing to do,” Barker added. “We would like to thank the businesses and citizens of Boone County for their generous donations. This operation would not be possible without their monetary support. Support from Target and Ryans also allow us to take addition children each year. We would also like to thank Sheriff Randall White and the Boone County Commission for allowing us the opportunity to make this happen.”


* Meanwhile, Troopers with the Boone County detachment of the West Virginia State Police said last week that they are extending their coat drive for underprivileged children until every child who needs a coat, gets one.


The coat and boot drive benefits school-age children in Troop 5’s area. The drive was originally set to end December 2.


Troopers said they have all the adult coats they need. The extra adult sizes they have received from the public will be donated to low income, mentally handicapped residents of the county. Now, they are in need of small boys sizes.


Here are the sizes they need right now:


- 5 boy’s coats, size 6-7


- 5 boy’s coats, size 10-12


- 8 boy’s coats size 12-14


- 1 boy’s coat size 14/16


If you are able to donate any young boy’s coats, even if the size is not one listed above, you can drop them off at your closest State Police detachment.


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