Kids all smiles during Dougherty Co. Sheriff's Office shopping spree

Kids all smiles during Dougherty Co. Sheriff's Office shopping spree
This little boy picked out several cars to play with. (Source: WALB)
This little boy picked out several cars to play with. (Source: WALB)
About 20 kids shopped with sheriff's employees. (Source: WALB)
About 20 kids shopped with sheriff's employees. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul said it is his favorite event of the year. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul said it is his favorite event of the year. (Source: WALB)

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Dozens of kids in Dougherty County will have a Christmas to remember thanks to the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.

More than 20 kids, spent the day with Sheriff's office employees, coroner Michael Fowler and the sheriff himself.

Each kid was given about $100 to spend at K-Mart on anything they wanted for Christmas.

Many chose toys and clothes for themselves and their loved ones.

Everyone was all smiles, but it was Sheriff Kevin Sproul who may have been the happiest.

"It's just hard to imagine if you didn't have close contact with them and really know what's going on, the situations they are in," said Sheriff Sproul. "It's an opportunity for us to take them out and share some love with them and let them know that the sheriff's office cares about them and the community cares about them."

Anya Brown, 9, said she wanted to buy gifts for her family as well because she loves them and wants them to be happy.

"I'm going to get My Little Pony for my niece, pj's for my nephew and Spider-Man for my other nephew," explained Brown proudly as she pointed out the items in her cart.

This was the 15th year the sheriff's office hosted the event.

The office also bought gifts for 20 other kids who couldn't go on the shopping spree. They will be personally delivering the gifts to them.

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