Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Beginning of the Christmas Season!

The past two weeks have been filled with a lot of holidays events and we have had great fun being a part of it! On December 1st, we participated in the Harleyville night time Christmas Parade where we unexpectedly won the second place trophy in the Fire Department Division. On Sunday, December 4th, we enjoyed a great time in the annual Christmas Parade with our Fire Department Kids. Our CFD Retirees' "Hooked Up" Christmas Program was held on Thursday, December 8th and over seventy folks brought toys to support the Salvation Army Toy Drive. They were treated to a delicious meal and an interesting program entitled "The Traditions and History of Christmas in Charleston", presented by Leigh Mishoe, of Sandlapper Water Tours. We followed that on Friday, December 9th, with the MUSC Employees' "Debi Kids" Toy Drive and Parade where we were honored to have the Grand Marshal and his family riding on Engine 11 with us. Saturday, December 10th, brought us to the St. Andrews Firefighter Community Assistance Fund Event to raise money for SAFCAF and the Carolina Children's Charity with "Photos with Santa" and a great pancake breakfast at Outback Steakhouse, West of the Ashley. We concluded our run today with the Summerville Christmas Parade. Special thanks to Capt. Demeail Seabrook and my daughter, Leigh, for handling some of the driving duties so we could get all of our big toys in the show. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this an amazing start to the holidays!

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