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Kids learn about bullies during Cookies & Milk with a Cop


The children who attended Apopka's second Cookies and Milk with a Cop event last Saturday learned about bullies.

Sergeant Cindy Hall read two books to the 40-plus children; "Eddie the Bully" and "Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully." She then lead a short discussion about the best way to deal with bullies.

Cookies Lovelace 2The children then lined-up to enjoy Cookies and Milk which was provided by the Apopka Main Street McDonald's restaurant.

The third book, "Homework," was read by Officer Lovelace.

Many of the children stayed afterwards to have photos taken with the Apopka Police officers.

Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year.

The monthly event lasts for only an hour, but it provides a unique opportunity for children to interact with police officers in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.

Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald's restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.

  • APD provides a police officer to read to the children.
  • McDonald's provides the cookies and milk.
  • The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.

The second Cookies and Milk event was a success with about 70 in attendance, according to McDonald's spokesperson, Debra White. "I believe we had 40 children and 30 parents, plus officers and press. We are very happy with the first two events - I'm sure numbers will continue to grow as they have in Winter Garden."

Cookies Photo with copThe co-sponsors plan to hold monthly Cookies and Milk with a Cop gatherings.

The events will be held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.

The next event is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th. Arrive early or you will have to sit on the floor.

Use this link to see more photos from the event.


Apopka Police Department, Cookies and Milk with a Cop, McDonald's


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