It's the most wonderful time of the year with snow covering the ground, the laughter of children sledding down neighborhood hills, logs crackling in the fireplace, and streets decorated for the season. But for some children, the holidays can often be less than Merry.
To help keep spirits bright, the city of Pittston and members of our local police fire, and EMS departments work together with other area first responders to host our annual La Festa Natale/Shope with a Cop holiday event. It's the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, often bringing more than 5,000 families from Pittston and the surrounding communities out to enjoy a day of festive fun with friends and neighbors.
Pittston's Shop with a Cop holiday program provides the opportunity for sponsors to help elementary-school-aged children buy gifts for their loved ones as they shop with an officer, promoting positive relationships and giving kids facing challenging times the chance to have a memorable day.