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Indiana FOP Lodge Helps Santa Deliver Gifts to Needy Kids

December 21, 2009  | 

Members of Calumet City, Ind.'s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 took their turn playing Santa's helpers Saturday.

For the 23rd consecutive year, police officers gave the reindeer a break and took part in the Santa Run by pulling the jolly old elf's' sleigh from house to house bringing Christmas cheer to families in need.

"It is a privilege to be able to help needy families at this time of year, and reminds us all of the true meaning of Christmas," Lodge 1 President Mitch Growe said.

The FOP assisted 15 families this year, including 45 children, with food baskets and Christmas gifts.

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