Mt. Pleasant police officers take children on holiday shopping spree

(Source: Mt. Pleasant Police Department)
(Source: Mt. Pleasant Police Department)
(Source: Mt. Pleasant Police Department)
(Source: Mt. Pleasant Police Department)

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Mount Pleasant police department was busy Friday putting big smiles on the faces of children.

Officers took a group of 18 selected children on a Christmas shopping spree at the Walmart in Oakland Plantation.

This is the fourth year the Mount Pleasant Police Department has hosted its "Christmas with the Police" shopping extravaganza.

Each child was given $150 to shop for clothes, shoes and toys.

Officers spoke with children and pushed carts for them during the event.

The officers said that the event is more than just buying gifts for the kids.

"The more you can get out and do, the more you feel connected to the community," Officer Timothy Williams said.

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