Thursday, December 21, 2023

Checking it twice

Sumpter Township Police Officers Nicholas Johnson and Nelson Hammons weren't taking any risks during the annual Township Children's Party at the Sumpter Community Center earlier this month. Despite the red suit and beard, the officers thoroughly checked the identification of the man claiming to be Santa, just to ensure the children got to visit with the authentic Father Christmas. The event was attended by a record crowd this year, organizers said, and children received gifts and Christmas treat bags provided by the Sumpter Parks and Recreation Commission.