Blue Santa brings gifts, smiles to 1,004 children

Wharton Police Department’s Blue Santa and his helpers deliver toys that were donated by the community to area children. The department and other volunteers spent Tuesday and Wednesday giving the gifts to families that registered for the program

In its ninth year, Wharton Police Department’s Blue Santa program delivered a record 1,004 children with Christmas gifts.

After several weeks of collecting toys and other donations from the community, Blue Santa and his elves (including Precinct 1 Constable Bill Copeland) spent Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons delivering gifts and goodness throughout the community.

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