The EDGE Youth Group presented Police Chief Eric Vaughn with a donation for the local Shop With a Cop program on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The funds were raised from the annual “Before the Turkey” soup supper.


The soup supper, held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at First Christian Church, raised $2,372 for the Shop with a Cop program.


The event featured a number of soups, including chili, chicken tortilla, potato and more, desserts and drinks. Perry Police Department staff and family members served the soup, while EDGE Youth Group members served the desserts.


The annual Shop with a Cop program will return on Saturday, Dec. 8.


Local children who were nominated for the program will be paired with a police officer, first responder or firefighter. They will then make a Christmas list for their family members and head out with the officers to shop at local businesses in Perry.