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2019 FOP Buddy Program

The McDonough County FOP Lodge #280 held their annual “Buddy Program” at Wal-Mart this year.  Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, McDonough County Auxiliary Corps, and Officers from the Macomb Police Department, Colchester Police Department, Bushnell Police Department, Macomb Fire Department, Colchester Fire Department, and Lifeguard Paramedics assisted over 90 area children with purchasing school supplies and clothing.  $7,000 was spent by the lodge to make this school year a little easier on families.  Families were treated to hot dogs, soda and cookies that were provided by the FOP Lodge, Wal-Mart and Jackson Street Market after they finished shopping.