Mankins says, “Every year we take kids Christmas shopping who otherwise aren’t
gonna have a Christmas. It’s called the ‘Cops and Kids’ program and we need to
raise money for it.”
Mankins and his
colleagues are inviting everyone to an all-day event on Tuesday, November 26, at
the Original Pizza Place on Second Street in downtown Marietta.
“If anyone stops in
to buy their lunch or supper," he explains, "they can just put their receipt in the blue box
and we'll get 15 percent of the ticket totals."
If you can’t make
it to the event and/or you'd like to help in some other way, Mankins
explains how to do that.
“If folks want to
make donations, we will take money! We don’t take toys because we take the
kids to the store so they can pick up clothes or toys or whatever they need.
“People can call me
or Lt. Jason Norman or Lt. Pat Gherke at (740) 376-7070 and we’ll be happy to
let them know how to go about (donating). Or they can just stop by the Sheriff’s
Office and make a check out to ‘Fraternal Order of Police Gold Star Lodge 188’
and designate it to the 'Cops and Kids' program.”
Office criminal division and dispatch center is at 309 Fourth Street in