This December will be the 23rd annual Larimer County Sheriff’s Kids Christmas party! The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office provides a magical Christmas party for over 120 children kindergarten through 5th grade from mobile home communities in unincorporated Larimer County. Santa and Mrs. Claus talks to each child and gives them a Christmas gift just for them! The kids get to see Mr. Incredible – with all his magic tricks. They play games and get prizes, visit with McGruff, the crime prevention dog, and enjoy snacks before they find out who won a bike!
Throughout the year, donated bikes are refurbished for the kids bike raffle at the Christmas party. Each child has a raffle ticket with their unique number on it. When arriving at the party, the child can place his/her raffle ticket in the bike box they would like to have. We have between 30 and 50 bikes each year and Safe Kids Larimer County donates and fits helmets for every bike and winner! When the child’s name and number are called as a winner – their faces light up and you know it’s going to be a great Christmas! It is so nice to be able to not only provide a bicycle to someone who may not have one, but also a helmet to keep them safe!
~Barbara Bennett, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office