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COVID-19 Not Stopping a Christmas Tradition

(La Porte, IN) - The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its 57th annual Children’s Christmas Show for needy youth and their families.  It’s scheduled this weekend at the La Porte County Fairgrounds with a change in format to keep people safe from coronavirus.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there along with Sheriff John Boyd and several of his deputies.  The event, Saturday at 10 a.m., will be at the Sheriff’s Office Training Building at the fairgrounds. 


Due to COVID-19, it’s been changed to a drive by event where children and their families passing by can wave at Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive gifts on their way out.  Normally, the Christmas Show features a circus like atmosphere from a magician and clowns inside a school auditorium.


La Porte County Police Capt. Derek Allen says the move outside was important to keep the long tradition going despite the pandemic.  Allen said 200 or more children have already received tickets to the invitation only event.

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