Getting Kids Ready For The Holidays With A Visit From Santa

By: Stanley Jefferson Email
By: Stanley Jefferson Email

Sirens were blaring for a different reason Sunday as the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department geared up for their Annual Santa Run.

"Definitely something we look forward to. I know the kids are looking forward because parents had been calling here all week," says Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Chief, Brian Pracht.

Firefighters and Santa Claus went door to door giving kids candy, coloring books, and even school supplies.

It didn't take good old St. Nick long to greet the little ones and put a smile on their faces.

"You got to get them ready for Christmas, we got to see what they want, let them know Santa's thinking about them, they know what they want for Christmas and they got a few days," added Santa Claus.

The excitement of seeing Santa gave the kids a lot hope for the holiday season.

"He's pretty cool," replied Mackenzie Hess. "Yes he is," Ella Hess said.

Oak Grove firefighters look forward to continuing the Santa Run, a community tradition through the decades.

"Just a big part of the community just to get out and to know that we can give back to the community, the community helps the fire department," says Santa Claus.

"About everybody that's been in our fire department has been on the other side, been a kid, grew up in their community and we can tell our stories on Santa being out on the fire truck," added Pracht.

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