Santa Claus wears blue?

Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sergeant Richard Myers (back, center) and Trooper John Myers (back, right) celebrated a Christmas party with Cloverdale Head Start recently. The Putnamville State Police Post provided pizza and Christmas gifts for the children.

CLOVERDALE -- Santa didn't arrive in a sleigh being pulled by reindeer, but rather a white car with red and blue lights. His uniform was blue, not red like Santa's and he was wearing a "Smokey" hat instead of the red toboggan.

A little bit of Christmas was delivered Tuesday to children attending the Cloverdale Head Start program on State Road 42 approximately one mile west of US 231.

Sergeant Richard Myers and Trooper John Myers from the Putnamville State Police Post provided a pizza party and delivered a toy, toboggan hat and gloves to each of the 17 boys and girls enrolled in Head Start. The Indiana State Police Alliance and Cops for Kids provided the money for the gifts and pizza while troopers and their families shopped for the toys and wrapped them.

Cops for Kids of Indiana, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 under the direction of the Indiana State Police Alliance Board of Directors. ISPA Vice President Greg Oeth chairs the Cops for Kids Screening Committee, which seeks out those opportunities where Cops for Kids of Indiana can make a difference in the lives of deserving children. Cops for Kids has been instrumental in supporting hundreds of youth programs, building strong relationships between our kids and those officers sworn to serve and protect.

Further information on Cops for Kids can be found at the Indiana State Police Alliance website or by calling (317) 636-0929.

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  • This was such a nice thing to do. My son attends this pre-school and I can't thank you enough for coming. He was very excited when he came home to tell me about his pizza party, how he saw the police officers and show us his gifts. It made his day. Thank you again and Happy Holidays!

    -- Posted by putnammom on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 8:59 AM
  • What a Christian thing to do. You will be rewarded.

    God bless...

    -- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 12:36 PM
  • Thank God for Head Start. These people are angels and do a great job teaching these children. The gifts from the police officers were much appreciated as well.

    Thanks from all the Head Start Parents, Grandparents, and Families.

    -- Posted by dcsaiht on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 3:58 PM
  • How nice of them to give a junior trooper uniform out. It fits that young man perfect.

    -- Posted by paddy whack on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 10:36 PM
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