The Baker City Police Department’s second-ever Shop with a Hero event is scheduled Friday, Dec. 6.

It is organized by the Baker City Police Department for children who are selected from Brooklyn Primary and South Baker Intermediate schools, Police Chief Ray Duman stated in a press release.

Children get to “shop with a hero” to buy Christmas gifts for their immediate family members. Twenty children were chosen for this year’s event and each child will be paired with a hero, Duman said.

This year’s participating heroes include Baker City Police officers, Baker County Sheriff’s deputies, Oregon State Police troopers and Baker City Fire Department firefighters.

Partners who have joined the police department for the shopping spree include Bi-Mart, where it will take place; Blue Mountain Baptist Church, which will provide lunch for the children; Thatcher’s Ace Hardware, which has provided gift-wrapping supplies for all gifts; Community Connection, which supplies the transportation; and the Nazarene Church, which provides the venue for activities.

“We are appreciative to the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, the Baker City Police Association, the Baker Fire Department Association and several individual financial contributions that have helped make this event possible,” Duman said.

To donate to the program, visit the Baker City Police Department at 1768 Valley Ave., or call the office at 541-523-3644, and ask for Detective Shannon Regan, event coordinator.

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