Osceola police department raise money at a local cafe for the special Olympics

NOW: Osceola police department raise money at a local cafe for the special Olympics

OSCEOLA, Ind -- The Osceola Police Department hosted a "Tip A Cop" fundraiser to raise money for the Special Olympics.

"I felt happy. They also gave us kids, tickets," said customer Annalise Weaver.

Sunday's 'Tip A Cop' fundraiser was more than just giving the community free drinks. It was about interacting with the people they serve and lending a helping hand to the cafe with orders.

"Mingling with the customers, and pouring coffee, and getting drinks for them. The community has been come through strong for us as far as this goes," said Town Marshall of Osceola Police Department Thomas Hixon.

Coming through to support their local police department as they hope to surpass the money raised during last year’s fundraiser.

"I’m going to say it’s probably about the fifteen-hundred-dollar range if not a little bit more than that, so it’s been a good seven hours," said Hixon.

Seven hours of satisfaction for officers and customers.

"Well they really enjoy talking to the policeman. It gives them a one-on-one time that they wouldn’t normally have. The children love it. They’ve been getting their stickers with their slushy slips. A lot of the adults have had questions for them that they wouldn’t normally get to ask them. It’s just very family oriented," said General Manager of OC Cafe. 

"I just want to say thanks to residents of Osceola. I want to say O-C Café for allowing us to be here and they really came through today," said Hixon.

You can still donate to the Osceola police department for the Special Olympics by taking your donation to the Osceola police department Monday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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