Elves delivered the following message from the North Pole's satellite office in Howard County.
Over the next two weeks, Santa will be in Howard County on a special assignment from the North Pole. Accompanying him on his journey will be the firefighters and paramedics of Howard County.
The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department will be driving Santa and Mrs. Claus around various neighborhoods beginning tonight through December 16, from 5:30–9:30 p.m.
When neighbors hear "Jingle Bells" sounded on the air horn of the fire engine, they should meet at the nearest street corner. Wrapped gifts for needy children and canned goods will be collected. For scheduling and additional information, visit www.elkridgevfd.org.
In Ellicott City and West Friendship, Santa will also ride out to spend time with good girls and boys, both young and old. Please visit the following web sites, www.ellicottcityvfa.com and www.wfvfd.org for details.
Finally, the Savage Volunteer Fire Company will be out and about with Santa starting December 17 through December 24 beginning at 7 p.m. More information can be found by calling 410-880-5803.
From everyone at the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, here's wishing you and your family a joyous holiday!