For more than 20 years, the Howard County Police Foundation and Police Department have worked together to ensure that many of of our county’s disadvantaged youth have a happy holiday season. Children in grades K-5 who are often homeless or whose families are struggling to make ends meet, are invited to attend a holiday party every December sponsored by the foundation. They celebrate the season with officers playing games and doing crafts. The children enjoy a warm meal and are given a holiday present containing winter necessities plus a craft and toy.

The Youth Division held its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 9, full of dancing, crafts, food, gifts, and a special visit from Santa! Guidance counselors from 17 elementary schools in the county selected the children to invite, and our officers, cadets and explorers had a blast dancing and interacting with them!

Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, we were able to provide each child with a toy, coat, toiletries and hats/gloves.

Special Thanks to all of our Sponsors

Lynda Tucker

Chief Gary Gardner

Larry Aaronson

Lesley Flaim

Major Luther Johnson

Mark McArdle

Page Christis

Simpson United Methodist Church

St. Luke United Methodist Church

The McArdle Agency Inc

Timothy Pierce

SteelFire Kitchen & Bar

Mary V. Beigel Charitable Giving Fund

Dave Cheuvront

Vivian Bailey

Mary Schultz

Melissa Mattey

Peter & Katherine Newman

Susan Watkins

Kevin Murphy of Browing Regale Insurance

Dave Regale of Browing Regale Insurance

McCabe Insurance Associates, Inc.

Charles Frank

Kyri Jacobs

Kirk Couser

Howard County Police Supervisors Alliance

Kenneth & Deborah Fleischmann

Shannon’s Saloon, Inc.