CARTERSVILLE— Law enforcement agencies in Bartow County are preparing for the 10th annual Bartow County Shop with A Hero program this Saturday.

According to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap:

The event will bring together approximately 300 local children and their families at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, located at 5450 Highway 20, to kick off the day. The festivities start at 8:30 a.m. with registration, which includes a ticket to win door prizes and two grand prize bicycles. Breakfast is provided to guests after registration and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be there.

After breakfast and door prize drawings, the kids and their families are loaded onto school buses and provided an escort to Walmart. Once there, the guest shoppers are paired with a hero and then the fun begins. Each child in the program is allotted $150. One hundred dollars must be spent on clothing items for the child and the remaining fifty can be spent as the child pleases. This year the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office will also be providing a free child seat safety inspection point in the Walmart parking lot.