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Operation Santa Claus

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Though the holidays there are a lot of fun events going on, but some people in our area aren't as fortunate as others.

You can help out families around Wichita Falls this holiday season and have fun at the same time! It's the Operation Santa Claus Dinner and Dance.  It's happening on Saturday, November 30th starting at 7:00p.m.  The location is the Elks Lodge, which is at 4205 Seymour Highway.  The cost is $100 for two people.

At the dance you can expect a delicious prime rib dinner, music from the Tyler Rushing band, and lots of door prizes.  The big prize of the evening that everyone will be waiting for is the drawing for a new 2014 Chevy Pickup Truck!  Tickets are limited and proceeds help purchase bikes and toys for kids in our area that may not receive gifts under the tree otherwise.

You can get more info by calling 716-7901 or 782-9698.

Members of the Department come together each year to assemble bikes and gather toys for the kids.  Last Christmas, over 700 bikes were given to the needy children in our community.  Operation Santa Claus spends thousands of dollars on bikes and toys each year for the kids in our area.

With no help from any State of Federal agencies, Operation Santa Claus provides new bicycles and toys to over 1000 children each year, keeping the hope of Santa Claus alive.  The members of the Fire Department contribute over 1000 off-duty hours to this effort.