Sheriff’s Office wipes out ‘blue’ Christmas


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Members of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by Santa Claus in delivering Christmas presents to over 50 children in the Champaign County area Tuesday as part of the Wipe out a Blue Christmas project.

Members of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by Santa Claus in delivering Christmas presents to over 50 children in the Champaign County area Tuesday as part of the Wipe out a Blue Christmas project.


Photo courtesy of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office had a special guest, Santa Claus, working with them.

At 5 p.m., Santa Claus traveled with the deputies, delivering presents to over 50 children in the Champaign County area. The community project is called “Wipe out a Blue Christmas.”

The sheriff’s office thanked the following contributors: Mechanicsburg Eagles, CRSI, FOP Lodge 46, Champaign County Deputies Association, Orbis Corporation, Custom Sportswear and Embroidery, White’s Auto Group, Walmart of Urbana, a Triad’s 7th and 8th grade girls basketball team and many citizens who donated toys.

Sheriff Matthew R. Melvin and deputies expressed their hope for a safe and Merry Christmas to residents.

Members of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by Santa Claus in delivering Christmas presents to over 50 children in the Champaign County area Tuesday as part of the Wipe out a Blue Christmas project.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/12/web1_Sheriff-1.jpgMembers of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by Santa Claus in delivering Christmas presents to over 50 children in the Champaign County area Tuesday as part of the Wipe out a Blue Christmas project. Photo courtesy of the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office

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