On Saturday, November 19, there was a grand gathering at our local Target. The attendees were local families, firefighters, police officers, and volunteers. The occasion? A chance for local children to buy Thanksgiving dinner makings for their families in need. They were assisted by the firefighters and police officers in this first-of-its-kind event. Twenty local families were helped through generous donations by the Target Foundation and our local Target store.
The kids were also treated to lunch courtesy of Los Ocampo, Ho Ho Gourmet, Culvers, Little Oven, Dominos and KFC. Our local Target supplied drinks and the lovely cake. There were visits with mascots, mounted patrol, special police vehicles and at the local firestation.
Many thanks to the efforts of the planning committee, Saint Paul Police and Fire, Saint Paul Public Schools, the local restaurants, the volunteers and to Target. (Photos courtesy of Senior Commander Joe Neuberger of the Eastern District SPPD!!)