By Anne Eickstadt

ANNE EICKSTADT PHOTO Belvidere Republican
A group of kids at Walmart discover the Lions’ mascot and Santa Claus strolling the aisles.

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Shop with a Lion began years ago when Shop with a cop stopped for a while,” said Tom Bonacorsi. “So our club picked it up. We have 12 kids coming today. Kathy from Walmart helped us put the whole thing together.”

Eleven elementary schools in Boone County were invited to send kids to the event on Saturday, Dec. 15 but only two schools responded. A third school surprisingly sent children to the event without replying to the Lions and letting them know the kids would be coming.

“The school nurse picks the kids to participate. We do limit it to only one child from a family. We also have three children from one church that a member chose to shop with us. We will be providing a dinner for one family, too.

We allow up to…

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