High Springs police and fire go door to door with gifts
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Some families in North Central Florida are getting door-to-door service for Christmas this year as the High Springs Police Department along with the Fire Department went around town to give away gifts.
Families in High Springs have been getting gifts at their door like this since 2008.
Cory Richardson, their first stop of the day said, "We love having the force out here, having the lights, the sirens, the merry minutes, it's a very special event."
Officer Jason Taylor said, "The families love it, some get very very emotional. They're very happy about what we're doing. Seeing their kids happy, you can't blame them."
Ofc. Taylor said the kids chosen at school by merit and need.
"The High Springs Community School staff chooses the students who they feel has been improving in school and who's been doing good," said. Ofc. Taylor.
They made 6 stops total giving away about 3,000 dollars worth of gifts to families, including a day care center.
Gifts were paid for through donations. Officers said one person gave $1,000 towards the presents.
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