MORRIS – Police cruises, K-9 units and squad cars congregated in the Culver’s parking lot on Monday, but not for any sort of police action. As part of Culver’s National Superhero Day,
10 percent of the store’s profits between 5 and 8 p.m. were going to the Morris Police Benevolent Society.
The benevolent society helps contribute to the community – anything from funding scholarships to community events to helping officers in need, Detective Sergeant Alicia Steffes said. Police officers visited with the kids at the restaurant, and some even delivered a few meals.
“It’s a way to build a better relationship with the community,” she said.
Kristie Davison, general manager of the Morris Culver’s, said the charity is something the store usually does every year. The Culver’s ice cream mascot named Scoopy patrols the restaurant and getting his photo taken with kids. There were kids coloring books along with 99-cent kids meals, and everyone was encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero.
Kids also entered a raffle to get their picture taken with a police car.
The money raised by the benevolent society will go toward scholarships for students interested in law enforcement and the Illinois Special Olympics.