"This event is very close to my heart because my father is a police officer and my mother is a paramedic," said Bethany Randolph, special events coordinator for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. "Families with members who are civil service professionals do not always get to enjoy the holidays off, so we wanted to give them a fun way to spend time with their families."
Throughout the evening, the individuals who keep communities safe can enjoy light refreshments and cookies while participating in a variety of activities. Attendees may also take a free photo with Santa. A station will be available to write a letter or to color pictures to send to military troops overseas. Attendees will also be able to decorate kids Christmas crafts for $1 or leg lamp cookies for $2.
To participate in the event, please bring your police, fire, EMS, military or Hoosier Helper ID. The Indiana Welcome Center is located at the intersection of I-80/94 and Kennedy Avenue South in Hammond. For more information ,please call Bethany Randolph at 219-554-2229.