Santa Cop program a success

A successful Santa Cop program was held during the holiday season.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Union County 911 office sponsor Santa Cop, which was held for the third year.

A Santa Cop celebration was held Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Sunshine Inn community center in Anna.

Sheriff’s office and 911 employees shopped for and wrapped more than 200 Christmas gifts.

The gifts were presented to 41 children from the Cobden, Dongola, Lick Creek and Shawnee school districts.

Fourteen families also were given grocery baskets that included items for their Christmas dinner.

Santa Cop organizers voiced their appreciation to all of those who helped make the 2009 program a success, including:

Cobden Village Hall, Union County Ambulance, Shawnee School District, Dongola Village Hall, Blankenship Auto.

NAPA Auto Parts, Jim and Debbie Nash, Gurley & Son Heating & Cooling, Schaefer Enterprises, Rural Health.

Mac & Jenny’s Pizza, Ulrich Veterinary Clinic, Cobden Masonic Lodge, State Farm Insurance/Brad Donna, Dairy Queen.

Anna State Bank, William Ballard & Associates, Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Homes, Galilee Baptist Church, Union County 911, VFW, From the Heart Flowers & Gifts.

McCann & Sons Heating & Cooling, Phases, Oasis Shrine Club, Jim and Sheila Thornton, Law Offices of Kenneth Rose & Associates, Jim & Dot’s Shoe Store & Western Wear.

Busby Storage, Wolf Lake Coffee Shop, Elks Lodge No. 1641, Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Cobden Auto, William Cunningham, David and Aimee Johnston, JoCo Pools.

Anna-Jonesboro National Bank, Roy Walker Communications, New Hope Baptist Church, Union County Sheriff, Wright Brothers Towing, First Baptist Church of Anna.

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