12/01/10 Whether you’re young or old you can help with this year’s Shop With a Cop fundraising project.  In fact, 8 year old Axton Berger, a Washington Elementary student decided he wanted to help so this year he made shopping for his birthday very easy.  He asked for money instead of presents and the money he received was donated to Plymouth F.O.P. Lodge 195’s annual Shop With A Cop program.

Axton and his parents, Michael and Valery invited friends and family to Quick’s Lanes for a bowling birthday party a few weeks ago.  His invitation included asking not for himself but to help others.  At the end of the party Axton was able to donate $115 to Shop With A Cop.  The funds will allow an additional child to go shopping on December 11th.

Axton said, “I just wanted to do something to help other kids.”

Plymouth F.O.P. Lodge 195 has been sponsoring the Shop With A Cop program for more than a dozen years.  Last year more than 300 children were treated to a shopping trip to Wal-Mart.  The sad part is that more than 800 applications were received for children needing help.

There is still time to help.   You can donate your change in the Shop With A Cop plastic jugs at the checkout counters of your favorite stores or many businesses are selling window ornaments for a donation of $1.00 or more.

Another opportunity to help-out comes this Friday with the 4th Annual Shop With A Cop Radio Auction.  There are more than 250 items up on the auction block.  We have an air boat ride for two from Captain Fred’s Nature Tours in Lake Wales, Florida and tickets to the Elvis Birthday Tribute at the Star Plaza.  You’ll find a Notre Dame football that will be personally autographed to the winner by Coach Kelly.  The Pacers send an autographed portfolio and the Indianapolis Colts sent an autographed football.

Keeping in line with autographed items, the Shop has an autographed basketball card of Scott Skiles along with a collection of 200 Scott Skiles basketball cards, an autographed Pete Rose baseball, a T-shirt and a sign signed by Carl Edwards and along with a couple of items autographed by Kenny Bernstein and his son Brandon.

Big ticket items include two beautiful watches, 5 yards of concrete from Transit Mix, an overnight stay at Splash Universe, a refurbished copier from Adams Remco valued at $4,500, a 32 inch Toshiba flat-screen TV with built in DVD player, a $300 Scuba lesson, and more.

Many of the items are available for viewing by scrolling down under the web poll question on the WTCA website at am1050.com.  Click on the link on the left hand side of the page and it will take you to another website with the pictures.

There are just way too many items to list.  We have something for everyone so tune in this Friday morning beginning at 9 a.m.