PERRY HALL -Driving down Highway 40 I saw a handful of police officers collecting money. McGruff was walking down the middle of two left hand turn lanes. This was the second time I had seen McGruff in action in the past couple of days.
The other time I saw him was in front of a grocery store where officers and McGruff were collecting food. Our beloved Patch writer Emily Kimball allowed me to snap a photo of her smiling beautifully with the pup.
I remember 15 years ago McGruff was primiarly used as a "say no to drugs" way to communicate with kids. A lot of pressure to fight against bullying is in my mind what McGruff has been fighting lately. But in the instance of the past week it seems McGruff is fighting poverty. The pup gets around.
About Steven Pope - Marketing Manager at StraighterLine, college for $99 a month. Eagle Scout, and chess master.