Christmas With Santa canceled due to COVID but other programs continue

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LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Sheriff Stacy Jarrard announced Monday the annual program Breakfast with Santa has been canceled due to the risk from COVID-19.

“It saddens me to do that for the kids in our community,” he said. “We really enoy doing that each year but I just feel we need to be safe and to do everything we can to protect the kids.”

Jarrard said if anything changes with Breakfast with Santa, he will inform the public in advance.

The Sheriff’s Office still offers many opportunities for Lumpkin Countians to brighten the Christmas for those less fortunate.

“We still have our bicycle program,” Jarrard said. If you have a gently used bicycle or would like to purchase a new bicycle for kids, just drop it off as the Sheriff’s Office. “We already have a lot of requests,” he added.

The Shop With a Cop will continue this year, although the date is yet to be determined and the Sheriff’s Office lobby will serve as a drop off point for the Toys for Tots program.

For those so inclined, there are many opportunities to make sure no child is forgotten at Christmas time.

 

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