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Shop With A Cop Event

Over 30 children from Yancey County got to go on shopping spree Wednesday for the annual Shop With A Cop event.

$7,000 was raised by the community for the event. Every child got a $200 gift card to Walmart.

About two dozen officers were on hand to help fill the shopping carts and make sure there was a method to the madness.        

"Everyone knows that kids are immediately directed toward the toys, so we start with clothing and make sure the children have a good pair of shoes, pants, shirt and a good warm winter jacket," said Sheriff Gary Banks of the Yancey County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff banks says he thinks the officers and deputies have more fun than the children do during the event.


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