On Saturday selected children and their families gathered at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church for a breakfast provided by the Plymouth Masonic Lodge. Emergency service personnel from across Marshall County and beyond also shared in the breakfast. After breakfast the crowd was divided into two groups and they converged on the Plymouth Wal-Mart for some shopping.
Each family was pared with a representative from emergency services; local police officers, county officers, Indiana State Police Troopers, conservation officers, firefighters, EMS and volunteers for the Shop With a Cop Program.
Each child was allowed to spend approximately $100. The first order of business was to make sure they had a winter coat, hat and glove. Helpers check to see if pajamas, socks and underwear were needed before moving to shoes or boots and then winter clothing.