Mustang Masons raise $2,000 for next year’s ‘cops’ effort

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By Traci Chapman

Mustang Masons served a hearty breakfast and in the process raised $2,000 for next year’s Christmas with a Cop program.

Lodge 407 hosted four children helped by Mustang Police Department in its effort to make a better Christmas for them. The group toured the Masons’ museum, then joined members for breakfast before going shopping. Santa was also on hand to bring holiday cheer.

During the free breakfast, those attending offered donations, with Masons allocating money from their charitable matching fund, bringing the grand total for next year’s event to $2,000, Bill McCormack said. Members enjoyed seeing the children who were part of the Christmas with Cops effort and spending time with them, Worshipful Master Dan Cromwell said.

“They were a sweet group of kids and we really enjoyed being a part of it,” Cromwell said.

Christmas with a Cop began as a program in partnership with Yukon Police Department, Mustang Police Chief Chuck Foley said. After seeing how the effort helped children there, the chief said he wanted to bring the program closer to home. He said he hoped next year’s program would grow, as word of it spread throughout the community.

“This is a way to make a difference in a local child’s life, someone who will remember this for years to come,” he said.

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