Not all of Santa’s Helpers are elves.
Some of them live right here in Chesterton and you can be one of them.
The Chesterton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 141 and Chesterton
International Association of Firefighters Local 4600 are once again teaming
up to give struggling families in town a little merrier Christmas--more
colorful, more bountiful.
With funds donated by you, Lodge 141 and Local 4600 will be purchasing gifts
and food for folks and then Santa Claus himself will be making a special
trip to deliver them.
“We’re just trying to give those affected by the economic hard times a
little brighter Christmas,” Cpl. Fernando Dominguez of Lodge 141, told the
Chesterton Tribune. “We really enjoy serving the public. It makes us
proud to go above and beyond at this time of season.”
Dominguez noted that normally a police officer is really the last person you
ever want to talk to, because if you happen to need one something,
somewhere, has gone wrong in your life. “So it’s great to be able to bring
happiness to people. We don’t get that chance as often as we’d like.”
“It’s a giving time,” Engineer and Local 4600 President Eric Camel said.
“This is the season of giving. And we want to give back to the community,
give needy families a helping hand.”
The CPD and CFD are right now putting family names on a list. Deliveries
will be made on Saturday, Dec. 21.
Donations are being accepted at both the Chesterton Police and Fire
departments. Please make your check payable either to Chesterton FOP 141 or
Chesterton Firefighters Local 4600 and drop them off either at the CPD or