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Operation Santa delivers smiles to Murray schoolchildren

Jan 05, 2023 02:35PM ● By Shaun Delliskave

Murray City first responders pose with Santa at the Murray Goodwill store during Operation Santa. (Photo courtesy of Murray Police Department)

Murray City Police and Fire assisted the Murray City Rotary Club and the Murray City School District with their Dec. 11 annual Operation Santa. This year, Murray City School District invited 98 students in need from three different elementary schools to participate.  

As part of the event, Murray City first responders escorted youngsters in school buses down State Street with lights and sirens to meet Santa at the Murray Goodwill store. After being greeted by Santa and Mrs. Claus, they were paired up with a first responder to do some Christmas shopping and receive a pair of cold-weather boots for the year. This event was a community partnership between the Rotary Club with Goodwill, Sam's Club, Utah Power Credit Union, Murray City School District, Murray City Fire and Police.