El Dorado Hills Santa Run celebrates 50 years
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Every December, the El Dorado Hills Firefighters’ Association has escorted Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves throughout local neighborhoods collecting canned food and toys for those in need.
This year the El Dorado Hills Fire Department celebrates 50 years of service in the community, and their annual Santa Run has continued to grow in El Dorado Hills along with the department.
“The Santa Run started in 1963. Back then we used to go down every street to collect donations,” said Todd Thalhamer, El Dorado Hills Fire Department volunteer and Santa Run coordinator. “But after 50 years, we have updated the Santa Run to better fit our growing community. Now we have Santa Stops for five days.”
During the Santa Run, elves collect canned food and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Residents are asked to set items on the edge of the curb and the elves will collect donations. Letters to Santa will also be collected, Thalhamer said. A grand finale event will be held on Dec. 21 at El Dorado Hills Town Center, with Santa arriving at 6 p.m.
“This year we will celebrate our 50th anniversary grand finale event with fireworks, ...
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