From St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office
For more than a decade, members of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office have been spreading Christmas cheer by visiting several St. Bernard Parish families with Santa to deliver presents and some much-needed household items, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Each year, C.O.P.S (Caring Officers Provide Smiles) for Christmas LLC helps provide these families with things such as toys, food, clothing, and household and toiletry items. Bicycles also are usually donated by a local business.
A Family Fun Day fundraiser will be held to benefit this year’s initiative. The event is set for Saturday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Islenos Museum Complex grounds, 1357 Bayou Road in St. Bernard.
There will be music, food, beer, crafts booths and fun activities for children.
Tickets to enter cost $3 per person in advance and will be available until July 16. Advance tickets can be paid for through Venmo at @cops4christmas-20 or by Paypal at @cops4christmas.
Admission at the gate the day of the event will cost $5 per person. Children ages 6 and under will be admitted free.
For more information, or tickets, call 504-278-7760.