Christmas shopping elves, volunteers from Coastal Community Association of South Gulf County and South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department got up before the break of dawn and headed to Walmart to fill in the Christmas Wish lists for children in Sheriff Mike’s Toy Drive.

Hundreds of toys and bikes have been donated to the toy drive but for about 70 of the kids, their wish list hadn’t been matched, so off the elves went. After almost five hours of shopping, every wish was headed to the Sheriff’s Office for distribution.

CCA Board member, Lissa Dulany coordinated efforts with Margaret from the Sheriff’s office and pulled it off. Thanks to all the folks who donated toys, funds, or their time to make this such a huge success. No child in need in Gulf County will go without a gift from Santa under their tree. No Charlie Brown trees in Gulf County. Just the true meaning of Christmas. Special thanks to the Murphy Family Foundation for its support which will also allow us to provide a food gift certificate for each child’s family for Christmas dinner. Don’t it just make you feel good! Merry Christmas to each and all.

Dr. Pat