WAPAKONETA — Dressed in full uniform, area law enforcement officers accompany children and their parents through the front door of the Wapakoneta Walmart.
Leading a group, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon comments on the smiles on their faces. He is not only talking about the children who are participating in the annual “Shop With a Cop” but he is addressing the officers with police departments, the sheriff’s office and the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
MINSTER — The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster was hopping with holiday fun and cheer Saturday morning during its Breakfast With Santa program.
The event, made possible with the help of Friends of the Library, invited children ages 4 through first grade to play holiday games, make Christmas crafts, eat breakfast and most importantly, meet the big man himself.
Branch Supervisor Becky Prenger, who organized the event and has been with the library for 30 years, said this is the first year in some time the library has held Breakfast With Santa.