Operation Save A Kid’s Shop With A Cop Program Brings Christmas Joy to Winn Parish Children

Operation Save A Kid held it’s annual Shop With A Cop at Walmart in Winnfield Saturday. 

This year’s event provided 46 children with $100 to shop for Christmas presents at Walmart. Winn Parish first responders from Winnfield Police Department, Winnfield Fire Department, Winn Parish Fire District 3, and Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office escorted each child on their shopping spree.

Program director Jesse Phillips explained the number of children participating was cut almost in half this year due to Walmart’s COVID restrictions restricting the number of people inside the store. Last year over 100 children participated. “Everyone is very generous. Although Winnfield is a small town, the people have big hearts,” said Phillips

Operation Save A Kid also hosts a hay ride at Halloween and Christmas and, Bridging the Gap in Summer for children in Winn Parish.

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