Ten children were selected from Brown County for the Annual Shop with a Hero program this Saturday at the Runnings store in New Ulm. Santa arrived by fire truck driven by the New Ulm Fire department. The Grinch surprised the kids and the kids were excited to meet all the Hero Buddies from New Ulm Police Department, Brown County Corrections Dept, New Ulm Fire Department, Alina EMS, and National Guard. The kids were able to go shopping with their Heroes and then bring home many wrapped gifts for their families and themselves. The program has given over 350 children since 1999 a brighter Christmas and has made long lasting impacts with the heroes and families. The organizers wish to thank Runnings for being a sponsor, and other donors in the community, including Kwik Trip, Backerei, Drs. Akre and Clark, Helping Minnesota Heros, and MN South Central Investigators Coalition.