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Christmas treesWith the temperatures getting colder and Christmas drawing nearer, the Bladenboro Police Department is now accepting donations for their annual Christmas for Kids drive.  Police Chief Chris Hunt said the goal this year is to be able to take 25 students from Bladenboro Primary School Christmas shopping.

Chief Hunt said that the department has planned the shopping trip for Tuesday, December 13.  He said the staff at Bladenboro Primary School chose the students who will get to go shopping with a police officer.

“We make sure each child has a winter coat, undergarments, and shoes for the winter. We try to  make sure they have at least four or five outfits and, if there is enough money left over, we will let them pick out a toy,” said Chief Hunt.

Last, year, the Bladenboro Police Department was able to take 20 kids Christmas shopping, but they would like to take even more students this year, Chief Hunt. He said the goal is to give children a Christmas that otherwise wouldn’t have one.

All donations can be given to Chief Hunt, given at Bladenboro Town Hall, or given at the Bladenboro Police Department or you can mail it to P. O. Box 455, Bladenboro, NC 28320.