CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Police Department—and the children its officers serve—got doubly blessed Friday. Two area churches, Lifepoint of Crestview and Magnolia Baptist Church in Laurel Hill, both delivered a range of stuffed animals.
Magnolia Baptist added some “Frozen” Disney dolls as well.
The toys came from Lifepoint's Kids Mart shop, Georgia Barlow and Julie Doane said. The shop is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 to 2.
"We have been blessed with these animals so we wanted to bless y'all," Georgia said.
The Rev. Bob Smith of Magnolia Baptist said children in his church made inspirational and supportive gift tags for the stuffed animals they donated.
"I've prayed over these toys that they go to the right children at the right time," Smith said.
The CPD appreciates everyone in both churches who donated the toys and took the time to deliver, Chief Tony Taylor said.
“Our officers will give them to distraught children whom they encounter in the course of supporting our community,” Taylor said. “We continue to be blessed by the support we receive from our community.”