Shopping with cops
December 17, 2020
Last Saturday, the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Department, along with 29 local kids, participated in the Annual Shop with a Cop event. The group traveled to Longview to visit Walmart for a few hours of Christmas shopping thanks to a grant from Walmart, donations from Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Island Pearls LLC, and various county residents. A women's group from the Westend donated knitted stocking caps for the kids; Ray Badger donated homemade wooden toys; the Cathlamet Woman's Club gave goody bags, and some donated handmade dresses. Papa Pete's donated pizza for everybody.
Almost all of the sheriff's office participants volunteer their time, Sheriff Mark Howie said, and many more residents volunteer their time before and after the event.