MEIJER in Caledonia Township hosted 30 Shiawassee County children for the 2017 “Shop With a Hero” event on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Armed with a $100 gift card, compliments of Meijer, each youngster was paired with a local police officer, fire fighter or EMT to do some Christmas shopping. Meijer of Caledonia Township has hosted the event for more than 20 years. The children and their families were also treated to dinner at the store prior to shopping. Participating in the event were heroes from the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office; Owosso Police Department; Michigan State Police, and LifeNet of Michigan; along with the Owosso Township, Corunna Caledonia, Vernon Township, Venice Township, Elsie Area, and Shiawassee Township fire departments.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)