150 kids get shopping spree with first responders

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This week 150 children across the Valley will get a Christmas shopping excursion they won’t forget.

Local first responders are taking kids from youth programs to Academy Sports this week. The store is giving them $150 gift cards.

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In Huntsville on Tuesday conservation enforcement officers made the day for kids from the Seminole Boys and Girls Club. The kids were really excited for the new presents this Christmas.

“This is such an amazing blessing for these children!” said Beth Morring with the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Alabama. “They rarely get the chance, if ever, to come into a store and say ‘shop whatever you want, here’s your wish list, here’s your gift card and go have a great time.’ So they are thrilled about this!”

Kids from Decatur’s Youth Services also shopped ’til they dropped Tuesday and children in Madison and Florence can expect the same Wednesday and Thursday.

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