In a partnership between local Optimist Clubs and officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department, the Sherriff’s Department, the Annapolis Police Department and the Department of Natural Resources, children from elementary to high school were given a holiday experience they likely won’t forget Saturday morning as part of the 7th annual Shop With A Cop program.
“This is the best program we do all year,” said President of the Annapolis Optimist Club, Glen Rotner.
As a part of the program, children were escorted by officers and given a $100 gift card to spend on presents for the holidays.
Among those children, were Kyle and Noah Taylor, who walked through the front of Severn’s Wal-Mart with a little extra pep in their step. The brothers, smiling ear-to-ear, were just two of 60 children participating in the event.