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Shop With A Cop looking to return in Gloucester

Gloucester Sheriff’s Office Investigator Steve Perry has taken the reins of the GSO’s Shop With A Cop program and hopes to help bring a merry Christmas to about 100 needy Gloucester children in December.

The SWAC program was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is back to gearing up for the holiday this fall. “We’re back to full normal operations this year,” said Perry. “Last year, the program was suspended, but we still targeted eight to 10 needy families and did something special for each of them.”

“This year, we’re hoping to take about 100 kids shopping on Saturday, Dec. 11,” Perry said. “We’ll begin accepting applications around the first of October through about mid-November. Our focus will be on school-age children and other Gloucester County residents that could use the help.”

Perry said SWAC fundraising is going well so far and that the 9½ Annual SWAC Golf Tournament planned for Oct. 8 at the Piankatank Golf Club, an always fun and popular event, is al...

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