Hancock County Jail Administrator Tim Richardson (left) and Lauren Gross (wife of late Deputy Luke Gross) were among the scores of law enforcement personnel and others who shopped for gifts for needy children and senior citizens Friday at the Ellsworth Walmart. Also shopping are Deputy Marcus PHOTO COURTESY OF HANCOCK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Law enforcement personnel make a list, check it twice

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement and corrections personnel along with Hancock County Regional Communications Center staff and family descended upon the Ellsworth Walmart in the early morning hours Friday to buy Christmas gifts for children and older adults in need.

“We shopped for 150 kids and 77 senior citizens in Hancock County,” reported Michelle Cote, administrative assistant to Sheriff Scott Kane. “We worked with Downeast Community Partners for our children.” The office received gift wish lists for senior citizens in need from area assisted living and nursing homes. “In the past year we have had two ATV rides to help raise the funds needed. We also delivered 50 Thanksgiving meals this year to seniors in need.”

The total spent at the Ellsworth Walmart Friday morning was $9,731.68, Cote said.

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