Officers will take to Walmart this weekend - but it's not policing or security they are providing.
Instead members of the Southington Police Department will put on their volunteer hats as the department, in partnership with Southington Community Services, will host their Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Drive this Saturday, Dec. 1.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walmart store, 235 Queen St. in Southington. Any new toys or gifts for children and teenagers will be accepted.
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The following is a release from the Southington Police Department. It was originally posted on their Facebook page:
On Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, members of the Southington Police Department will be at the (Walmart) Store located at 235 Queen St., Southington CT from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Officers from the Southington Police Department will be collecting toys and other needed gifts for the holiday. Everything that is collected will go directly to needy families in the town of Southington. This is being done in cooperation with Southington Social Services.