Optimists hold Shop with a Cop
For the sixth year, Talbot Optimist Club and its partners sponsored Shop with a Cop, matching police officers with some lucky fifth-graders from Talbot County. Through donations from sponsors, each child is given $100 he or she can use to buy Christmas presents for their family, with the help of a police officer. Easton and St. Michaels police departments and the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office participated in the shopping spree, which was followed by gift wrapping and lunch. The program is designed to help children foster a better relationship with local police and see them as a friend and source of help.