Guthrie Territorial Riders continue to give for children

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The Guthrie Territorial Riders continue to make an impact in their community.

Sgt. Mike Lanoy and Officer William Carpetner of the Guthrie Police Department accept a check to help toward the Shop with a Cop program.
Sgt. Mike Lanoy and Officer William Carpenter of the Guthrie Police Department accept a check to help toward the Shop with a Cop program.

The local motorcycle association recently accepted donations for the upcoming Shop with a Cop in Guthrie.

The association donated $500 to the cause that will help provide a happy Christmas to those children who otherwise may not have received gifts due to family and/or financial hardships. Fund-raising efforts throughout the year make this event possible.

The donation was received by Sgt. Mike Lanoy and Officer William Carpenter of the Guthrie Police Department at the association’s monthly meeting in their building located at Drexel and Oklahoma.

The Territorial Riders first met in 2003, and in 2004 was accepted into the Confederation of Clubs. Members are from Guthrie, South Logan County, Crescent, Edmond and Oklahoma City.

Families are chosen for a variety of reasons such as extreme financial hardship due to loss of employment, loss of parent(s) during the current year, catastrophic loss such as house fires, etc.

This year the event will again take place inside Wal-Mart, on December 22, at 6 p.m. Santa Claus will be on hand along with cookies and drinks.

The police department is asking for assistance to make this project a tremendous success. If you are interested in donating to the Guthrie Police Department “Shop With A Cop” Program, send your tax-deductible monetary donation, in the form of a check or money order to Guthrie Police Department, 306 West Oklahoma, Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044, or simply by the station.

If you have any additional questions contact the department at (405) 282-3535.

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