For the past 3 years the Oakley Police Dept and the Sheriffs Delta Station personnel have held an event for the kids in our East County communities. This year about 90 kids and their families participated and came in for a light meal, crafts and a photo with Santa. Each child is allowed to select a toy of their very own. The department keeps this event very low key. There is no advertising, the names are provided by local schools and it provides an excellent opportunity for police officers to interact with families in the area.
This event is made possible through donations from community members and businesses. This years donors were Delta Municipal Corporation, Delta Scrap Metal, The Sheriffs Possee, and several City and County employees who dug into their own wallets to make it happen. As Chief Thorsen stated “Where are blessed with some very special folks!”