The Herndon Police Department's annual Cops & Kids event, sponsored by the Greater Herndon Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 64, helped provide 31 area children with presents from Santa.
The event, held Dec. 22, was attended by more than 80 community residence and helped 21 families have a merry Christmas. The event began with breakfast, followed by photos with Santa, who came delivering boxes of gifts.
In the weeks before the event, Herndon police officers and members of the FOP met with children so they could write out their Christmas wish lists to Santa. The volunteers got in touch with Santa to make their wishes come true.
Each participating family was provided with a food basket, gift card to a local retailer and a turkey for them to enjoy over the holidays. After the event, Santa and the volunteers drove to several area neighborhoods to deliver winter coats, bikes and more toys.
The Cops & Kids Program operates with the help of community volunteers and sponsors, including the Herndon FOP Lodge 64, Herndon Rotary Club, Herndon Optimist Club, Capital Cuisine Caterers, Sheryl McCurnin and the employees of CDWG, Peggy Walker and her team at BRTRC, and Steven Fraser of TMMG.
For more information on the Herndon Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 64, visit http://www.herndonfop.org/.
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