24-December-2020On Thursday-24-December Santa Claus helped the Bogota Police Department give early Christmas Present for Family in need. This year Santa set-up a satellite work shop at the Bogota Recreation Centre. Donations that were collected by the Police Departmental over the last few weeks were sorted and placed in sacks to fill each Families wish list. Santa welcomed the Families he invited to come visited him there. Everyone was greeted by Santa, and the Police Officers who would present the gifts. Children had the time to talk with Santa, and he could find out how they were doing over the past years. In addition to the presents a few Children were also given new coats to replace the ones they have out grown since last Christmas. Family posed with a few photos with Santa, and the Officers. Members of Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. Engine Co. #3 on hand to help with the celebrations. The Police Dept. also arranged rides home for some of the Families.
For all the work the Police Officers have done, to help Bogota Families, they received their own gift. Local Restaurant Morales Pizzeria delivered a number of pies, and a pasta dish to keep them warm was they waited for the next family to arrive. This year the Bogota Police again partnered with the Bogota Fire Department for their support. Also the CSX Railroad Police with Special Agent Timothy Geipel and the First Responders Children’s Foundation Toy Express donated a pallet of toys to help were needed.