It was a sight to see outside of the Target in Triadelphia on Sunday morning. There were more than a dozen law enforcement vehicles parked outside, but they weren’t there for an emergency. Instead, police officers were there to spread holiday cheer and make Christmas a little bit merrier for more than 100 kids.
The event started with donuts and juice for families that were lined up as far as the eye could see inside.
In line, more than 150 children, smiles from cheek to cheek. getting ready to shop with local police officers.
Contributing more than $15,000 dollars in funds for the vent each and every year is local unions and companies. One of which is Tunnel Ridge Mining, a company that recently donated more than $11,000 to the program.
For the two dozen sheriff’s deputies and police officers that offered a helping hand, they’re not getting paid. The officers are donating their time in order to be with the community.
For officers at Lodge #38, they say this is another way to give back to the community that gives so much to them.