Photos by Seth Dukes| The Meade County Messenger
Kynslee Koesling, who is almost 4, embraces her new toy.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus, who greeted families as they came into the store, joined the first responders at the front of the store for a photo.
This past Saturday, the annual Shop with a Hero event took place at the Wal-Mart in Hardinsburg.
Things looked a little different due to COVID-19. Only a few families were let into the store at a time, and everyone was required to wear a mask. However, the masks didn’t stop the smiles from coming through.
More than 30 families were allowed to shop with a budget of $200. Though children did get clothes and other items, they spent most of their time in the toy and electronics aisles.