Shop with a Cop says ‘thank you’

    On behalf of the Beardstown/Cass F.O.P., and the children that are served by our annual Shop with a Cop program we would like to say “thank you” to the community for your continued support in helping make this year’s Shop with a Cop pork chop sandwich fundraiser a huge success!
    According to Rick Dennis, FOP president, “The sandwich sales this year will help us add to the number of children we can allow to particpate. This is one of the single most important community programs and we intend to keep pushing the numbers up each year, not just for the gift giving to these kids who may not have much at Christmas, but more importantly, to allow for that necessary interaction between officer and child at this early age. Children need to understand who we are, what we do, and know that we are there when they need us.”
    We would like to again thank the Beardstown VFW for their participation in preparing the sandwiches as they do each year. These local VFW members give their time getting the chops ready for grilling and then spend the day cooking them for us. Thank you Doug Taylor, Dick Zillion, Jim Lowe, and Dave Fisher. A special thanks this year to Cathy Duffie for allowing us to use her parking lot at Tyson’s Drive-in and to Daren Spears for supplying the picnic tables.

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