January 2-- Children in Lyons got a special treat on Christmas eve when Santa took time out of his busy schedule to spend some extra time in Lyons handing out toys along with the Lyons Fire Department and the Lyons Police Department.
Lyons Police Chief Wesley Walker explained how the event came about. “Our Fire Chief Darel Corley came up with the idea of asking Santa Claus to ride one of his fire trucks around town and meet with the kids and have their picture taken with Santa Claus and give out candy and toys on Christmas Eve and fortunately I had a local church donate some toys to give out to some families at the same time. We took the opportunity to use Darel’s idea to hand out those toys with Santa Claus being there,” said Chief Walker.
“It was special to see the children of our community light up when we were there with Santa Claus to hand out toys. We really thank Santa Claus for taking time out of his busy schedule on Christmas Eve to ride around Lyons and meet the kids of our community,” added Walker.
Chief Walker went on to say, “It’s tough for us to do our jobs in law enforcement and fire fighting if you don’t get support from your local community so it’s very important that we get out and interact with the community outside of our normal official duties.”