COLORADO SPRINGS – Christmas is getting closer, which means Santa will once again be visiting the Tri-Lakes area.
“Kids come out in droves, they just absolutely love it,” said Commander Steve Burk, Monument Police Department.
On December 22, Santa and his elves will be visiting kids and handing out toys. Instead of a sleigh and reindeer, Santa will be accompanied by police cars and fire trucks, with lights flashing and sirens blasting. Also getting in on the action the Monument Police Department, Tri-Lakes-Monument Fire Protection District and the Palmer Lake Police Department.
“It’s pretty neat because there’s a lot of activity that goes along with it,” said Commander Steve Burk, Monument Police Department. “Lots of police officers and firemen with trucks and police cars and that’s really loud.”
Last year more than a thousand toys were delivered and now police need your help to reach that goal again.
New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the following locations:
Monument Police Department, 645 Beacon Lite Rd.
Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 166 2nd. St.
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department Stations 1, 2, and 3
Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department Administration Office, 16055 Old Forest Point, Ste. 103
YMCA RAD, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy
Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Rd.
Palmer Ridge High School, 19255 Monument Hill Rd.
Toy must be dropped off by 3 p.m. on December 21.