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Le Sueur County kids shop with cops Dec. 6

Added on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NEW PRAGUE, Minn. – Twenty kids from cities in Le Sueur County will spend the evening of Dec. 6 enjoying holiday activities with local law enforcement, members of Heritage Church, and Salvation Army volunteers.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. at Shopko in New Prague, where Le Sueur County law enforcement will help the kids in grades K–3 shop for winter wear. The children will also pick out presents for their families and receive food for Christmas meals.

At 6 p.m., the children will ride in the police officers’ squad cars to Heritage United Methodist Church in New Prague for more fun activities, including a pizza party, decorating cookies, singing Christmas carols, and wrapping the presents they bought for their families.

Event sponsors include The Salvation Army, the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Department, Heritage Church, and Casey’s General Store.

The event is made possible by donations to Salvation Army red kettles in New Prague, Montgomery, and Le Sueur. Kettle donations also fund local Salvation Army programs such as food shelf, rent assistance, and other emergency services.

Volunteer bell ringers raise an average of $30 per hour for Salvation Army services. To sign up for a bell ringing shift in Le Sueur County, call Sarah at Scott Equipment in New Prague at 952-758-2385. To ring bells anywhere else in Minnesota or in North Dakota, visit our bell ringing page to sign up.

Poverty is an everyday battle. People experiencing poverty are not without hope – their lives are just harder than they should be. The Salvation Army is helping to make their lives a little easier, thanks to your gifts of time and money. Join us in the fight for good by giving online or donating at a red kettle, becoming a volunteer bell ringer, or recruiting your own army as a fundraiser on Learn more about how The Salvation Army fights poverty in your community.