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Tom Smart, Tom Smart, Deseret News
One of the Giving Tree decorations with the name of one of 200 needy West Valley City children shoppers can buy Christmas presents for, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in West Valley City, Utah.

West Valley City police officer Steve Beardshall sits with his K-9 partner, Talos, this year's mascot for The Giving Tree project at Valley Fair Mall Saturday. Replicas of Talos were sold and the proceeds go to needy children during Christmas.