By Betty Predmore
Some Imperial County kids got a special treat last Saturday when they were able to participate in the Shop With a Cop event. Thanks to generous donations from Imperial Valley businesses and individuals, 68 needy children received $100 gift cards to Target. Each child was able to shop with a law enforcement officer from one of our local law enforcement agencies. The Children were allowed to spend $100 in any way they wanted, and smiles and laughter were in abundance, especially in the toy section. In addition to the gift cards, the children each received a backpack of goodies along with gift certificates to several restaurants in the Imperial Valley. The Shop With a Cop program is an annual event that brings delight to many children each year thanks to the generosity of Imperial Valley businesses.