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Hundreds of kids participant in 'Shop with a hero' event

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MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Hundreds of kids were able to do some Christmas shopping with heroes in Madison County.

The event was sponsored by Flint River Baptist Church in Hazel Green. The kids and their parents were treated to a Christmas program at the church Saturday morning. 

They boarded buses and headed to the Jones Valley Target, where they could spend $100. they were escorted by heroes, including members of the military, police officers, firefighters and emergency workers. The 300 children were pre-selected by Hazel Green Elementary School.

"These are kids that the staff at the school could benefit from this day. it's just our way to give back to our community. today's their day. they're royalty today, Emily Scroggins, Director of Children's Ministries.

Church members donated all of the $30,000 for the Target gift cards. This makes the first time Flint River Baptist Church has held the "Shop With a Hero" event.

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