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Shop with a Hero returns for Christmas
Shop with a Hero returns for Christmas

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Newton County will host its annual Shop with a Hero program Thursday.

The holiday event pairs members of the Covington Police Department, Fire Department and Newton County 911 Center with disadvantaged children for a shopping spree at Walmart.

Each child receives $100 to spend as he or she pleases, according to Covington Police Capt. Ken Malcom. The money comes from a Walmart grant and the Covington Police Who Care campaign.

This year, 33 Newton County kids will benefit from Shop with a Hero. They will go shopping Thursday at 4 p.m.