Sheriff’s Santa

In this 2018 file photo, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office employees Mechelle Cliatt (from left), Heather Pyles, Lt. Nathan Blanton and Barbara Spivey wrapped presents at Barnes & Noble.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Rome-Floyd Fire Department for the 22nd annual Sheriff Santa Program.

“Our children deserve to have a great Christmas; and even though giving gifts isn’t what the season is about, it’s nice to be able to put a smile on their faces,” said Sheriff Tim Burkhalter.

The program gathers and distributes Christmas presents and winter accessories for Floyd County children and has over 650 kids signed up this year.

They’re looking for donations of unopened and unwrapped toys or winter accessories, such as coats, gloves, toboggans, earmuffs and socks for local children this year. They ask that donations be geared towards ages of between 10 and 16 years old.

Collection bins are located in the administration lobby at the Floyd County Jail at 2526 New Calhoun Highway and in the Rome-Floyd Fire Administrative Building at 409 E. 12th St.

The cutoff date for donations is Dec. 12. Toys will be distributed on Dec. 14.

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