On Saturday, December 6, 2014, the Polk County Sheriff's West Division COPS (Community Oriented Policing) deputies will bring some Christmas cheer to 30 children during the annual Westside COPS Christmas party.
Each year, deputies identify children in the community who otherwise would not receive much for Christmas. The goal of this project is to provide at least 3 gifts per child. The gifts will be purchased by the deputies, with funds provided by Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc., McGee Tires, Target Inc., DB Construction Services, Sanlan RV & Golf Resort, and PDQ’s.
The party will be held at the Sanlan RV & Golf Resort, located at 3929 Hwy 98 South in Lakeland. The children and their families will arrive at 11:00 a.m., where they will be treated to hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, cookies, and drinks, provided by and cooked by McGee Tire of Lakeland employees. There will be a PCSO K-9 demonstration, the PCSO Mounted Unit, and other PCSO static displays.
From 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., two volunteers, acting as Santa and Mrs. Claus, will help the COPS deputies hand out the toys to the children.
The media is invited and encouraged to attend!
The deputies responsible for collecting donations and the kids’ Christmas lists will be shopping for the kids’ presents at the Target located on US 98 North in Lakeland beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014. The media is invited and encouraged to attend!