No Shave November benefits Shop with a Cop

By Sarah Hawley -

POMEROY — You may notice deputies in Meigs County sporting a little — or a lot — more facial hair than normal during the month of November, but it is all for a good cause.

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood explained that each year his office participates in the Shop with a Cop program and each year the program is a little short on funds. Therefore, the deputies are participating in No Shave November as long as they receive sponsorships which go toward the program. To date more than $2,000 has been raised.

Funds for the program also come from the “Loyalty is Forever” account set up through Farmers Bank. Fundraisers and donations go into the account for special projects like shop with a cop.

Wood explained that the Shop with a Cop program provides area children who are selected for the program an opportunity to spend time with law enforcement, shopping for a few items and eating at a local restaurant.

A fundraiser for the Loyalty is Forever account was recently held at Farmers Bank in Tuppers Plains which raised more than $400 for the account.

The annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Thirty-One and Basket Games will take place on Dec. 1, raising funds for Loyalty is Forever.

This is the third year for the games which are held at the Syracuse Community Center beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1. Doors open at 5 p.m., with homemade concessions available. Proceeds for Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. Once again Randy Smith, Meigs County Commissioner, will volunteer as Bingo Caller. Those in attendance can also enter the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest upon entry for a chance to win more prizes.

Early bird tickets can be purchased at Farmers Bank in Pomeroy or Tuppers Plains.

Sponsorships for No Shave November can be made through the end of November.

By Sarah Hawley