Whitfield County Hosts Annual Santa-In-Uniform

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022
  • Valeria Molina, Whitfield County Public Information Officer

Whitfield County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office brought Christmas cheer to 26 children from the 13 Whitfield County elementary schools on Tuesday. This year was particularly exciting, as the program welcomed back the in-person experience, officials said.

Individually, each child shops for a pair of shoes, an outfit, jacket and toys – for a total of $250.

“It is a joint effort between us and the Dalton Shriners,” said Chris West, Whitfield County
Battalion chief, “It’s worth every hour given to collect the money to make this happen just to see
how excited these kids get.”

The program partners with the E. Walnut Avenue Walmart Supercenter. Walmart donated $2,500 towards Santa-In-Uniform, in addition to discounting a percentage off each transaction.

“The personnel of the Fire Department continue to exceed my expectations of being community
servants,” said Whitfield County Fire Chief Ed O’Brien, “They have spent countless hours of
volunteering for our boot drive, shopping with Santa and buddies at Miracle Field. It’s all worth
it when you see the children’s eyes light up, knowing they will have a great Christmas.”

Whitfield County offers a special thanks to all those that support the program.

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