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Police Christmas Party Benefits Needy Kids

Reported by: Send eMail Darrah Wilcox
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Dec. 11, 2013 10:57 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 11, 2013 11:04 PM EST

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Helping Needy Kids
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

The holidays are a little brighter for hundreds of kids in the Huntington area.

That's because Huntington police officers and members of the local Fraternal Order of Police held their annual Christmas party to help needy children.

They served lunch, had pictures with Santa Claus and got to take home Christmas presents bought with donations the FOP raises throughout the year. They said they've been doing the party for about 50 years and, each year, it gets bigger and better.

“We think every kid deserves the opportunity to experience some kind of Christmas, especially now with times hard and a lot of families struggling,” Capt. Ray Cornwell, with Huntington polce, said. “We just try to do what we can to reach out to a lot of these kids and give them an opportunity to interact with a policeman in a positive manner."

More than 200 kids from 10 area schools participated in the event.



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