Thursday, December 09, 2010

Fayetteville Cops Spread Christmas Cheer

On Saturday, December 4, 2010, the Fayetteville Police conducted the 7th annual “Christmas with the Police”.  Four Fayetteville families, with a total of 17 children, were treated to a day of fun, food and gifts.

The families were chosen based on recommendations from the Fayette County Board of Education the Department of Family and Children’s Services and an interview with Fayetteville Police Officers. Detective Lieutenant Debbie Chambers, who initiated the program back in 2003, stated “this is a way for the department to give back to a community that is very supportive of its law enforcement”. Chambers also recognizes that because of the current economic situation, Christmas would not have been as cheerful for the children.

Chambers stated the program would not have been possible without the support of the Fayetteville business community including Wal-Mart, Stevi B’s Pizza, Dixieland Fun Park, Chick-Fil-A, the Red Hat Society, the Fayette Civitans, Fayetteville Main Street, B&R United Public Safety Supply, Dr. Rick Verdin, DDS and the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers. Chambers also stated many private citizens made financial donations to the program.

Chambers stated the program will continue as long as the support remains as strong as it has. Anyone who may want to contribute to the Christmas with Police program is encouraged to contact Detective Chambers at (770) 719-4215.

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