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Gerrish Township Police and ACT-NOW team up again this year for Shop with a Cop

Gerrish Township Police and ACT-NOW team up again in 2017 to provide some Christmas cheer for seven families.  Each year the Non Profit organization of ACT-NOW helps support the annual “Shop with a Cop” program to assist local families during the holiday season.  This marks the 16th year of the program with the Gerrish Township Police Department.  Gerrish Township Police Officers get the opportunity to pick up one of the children from a selected family and transport them by patrol car down to Wal-Mart in Houghton Lake for a family Christmas shopping trip.  The child and Officer then pick out gifts for all the family members for Santa to place place under the tree on Christmas morning.  Once all the shopping is complete, the child gets to pick a location for dinner where the officer and child get more time to learn about each other.  After dinner the child is returned home and all the gifts return to Santa’s workshop (Gerrish Township Police Department) to be wrapped at the annual ACT-NOW wrapping party (TONIGHT 12/18/2017 @ 5:00 P.m.).  ACT-NOW and the Gerrish Township Police Department want to thank all the local supporters and donors who make this possible each year.  This program truly gives our youth a positive view of our local law enforcement and also helps put smiles on our Police Officers faces.  Thanks again to all, and to all a good night