MONUMENT – Christmas is almost here, and that means Santa will once again be teaming up with the Monument Police Department and four other law enforcement agencies to deliver toys and good cheer to many children in the tri-lakes area.
Instead of a sleigh and reindeer, Santa will be accompanied by police cars and fire trucks with lights flashing and sirens blaring. He will be assisted by elves from the fire and police departments.
“Well it’s pretty neat because there’s a lot of activity that goes along with it,” said Officer Steve Burk. “Of course Santa’s dressed up, he’s got Mrs. Claus with him, a bunch of elves, and then lots of police officers and firemen with trucks and police cars, and that’s really loud. Lots of noise, flashing lights and kids out in droves, they just absolutely love it.
Santa and his elves will be visiting kids Saturday, Dec. 22nd.
Last year, more than a thousand toys were delivered and Monument Police are asking for help in reaching that goal again.
If you would like to drop off a new, unwrapped toy, there are six locations across the tri-lakes area where you can do so.
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.