Shop with a Cop Bike Ride and Barbecue Raises Money for Less Fortunate Children Christmas Shopping Spree

By: Bob Holeman

Some 30 motorcyclists from across the region took part Saturday, Sept. 25, when the Winnfield City Police sponsored its fifth annual Shop with a Cop bike ride and barbecue, one of a series of events held to raise money for this event that helps children at Christmas time.

This particular event has grown from its inception five years ago with the exception of 2020 which was lightly attended due to COVID concerns.

Shop with a Cop sees about 100 local children go on a shopping spree at Wall Mart, accompanied by a police officer, without parents to influence what toys to buy or not buy. Local schools select the children most needing of the Shop with a Cop support.

In photo, most of the riders had already walked over to the City Police complex to enjoy their lunch. This group from Jonesboro was still around their bikes when the photographer arrived and agreed to the photo.

Anyone wishing to support this program for kids should contact Michelle Nugent at 318-413-0344.

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