WALMART HOSTED THEIR SHOP WITH A HERO EVENT on Tuesday, Dec. 6, with the help of many local fire and police departments who helped bring the joy of Christmas to 21 Shiawassee County youngsters. Each child was given a $100 Walmart gift card and was paired with a “hero,” who then accompanied the child on their shopping experience.
“Heroes” from participating departments included: The Michigan State Police, Owosso Police, Owosso Township Fire, Vernon Township Fire, Corunna Police, Corunna-Caledonia Fire, Hazelton Township Fire, Venice Township Fire, Middlebury Township Fire, Shiawassee County Sheriff Department, Michigan DNR and Shiawassee Township Fire.
This is the 15th year that Walmart has held the event. The group gathered for a photo before meeting their youngsters. (Independent Photo/Melissa Shepard)