Police are in hot pursuit of donations for next month’s annual Shop with a Cop pre- Christmas gift event.
“This year we are going to be participating in Shop with a Cop again,” Police Chief Brian Zajac said on November 8.
The event will be December 9, he added.
Raffle tickets to raise money for the event are available through the Police Depart- ment, he added.
Each $5 ticket could win one of four priz- es. The first-place prize winner will receive a date night with dinner and a local hotel stay. Second place will win a gaming sys- tem and third place will win a four-person golf package. The grand prize is a gaming console.
“We are trying to raise $1,000 that will give us the opportunity to take about 10 kids,” Zajac said. “The officers definitely enjoy that every year.”
Tickets will be sold up to about a week before the event, the chief said. That will give time to purchase gift cards and make arrangements for the children.
“Each year it seems to get better and bet- ter,” Zajac told the Council during its regu- larly scheduled meeting. “And we try to take as many kids as we can.”
The number of participating children de- pends on donations.
“We do encourage any that are interested to purchase tickets,” Mayor Jennifer Domzalski said.
The mayor said one of the highlights for her is seeing pictures of the event each year.
“The pictures are adorable and the smiles on the kids’ faces…I just love this event each year,” Donzalski said. “It’s for the kids. It’s important.”
Santa To Visit Village During First Ever Village Christmas Tree Ceremony
The Jolly Old Elf will take time from plan- ning his yearly jaunt across the skies and take part in the first ever Village of North- field Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 2, at 6 p.m.
Mrs. Clause will join her hubby for the Village Hall event which will include a variety of Christmas carols and seasonal music.
“It will be short but sweet,” according to Mayor Domzalski. “I do not anticipate it going beyond 7 p.m.”
Cookies and hot cocoa will be available at the free event. There is no registration for the lighting of the 20-foot-high Christmas tree.
• An Emergency Resolution Requesting the Summit County Fiscal Officer, in the Year 2024, to Advance to the Village Monies to which the Village is entitled from the Proceeds of Tax Levies for the Tax Year 2023, passed.
•An Emergency Resolution Setting Forth the Rates of Pay for Full-Time Members of the Fire Department for 2024, passed.
•An Emergency Resolution Setting Forth the Rates of Pay for Part-Time Members of the Fire Department for 2024, passed.
•An Emergency Resolution Setting Forth the Rates of Pay for Certain Non-Union Employees for 2024, passed.
•An Emergency Resolution to Make Tem- porary Appropriations for Current Expens- es and Other Expenditures of the Village for the Period from January 1, 2024, through March 31, 2024, passed.
The next regularly scheduled Village Council meeting is December 13 at 7:30 p.m.