Friends and neighbors in White Hills are invited to the Fire House at 2 School Street for a community tree lighting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. All are welcome to join members of the fire company for a cup of hot chocolate after the tree lighting. Toys will also be accepted that night for the Toys 4 Kids Drive. Each year, the fire company provides truckloads of new, unwrapped toys for families in need through programs such as Team Toys 4 Kids.
Santa is expected to visit the tree lighting to officially kick off the toy drive.
The following weekend, Saturday Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Santa will be escorted on a fire truck through the White Hills of Shelton. Santa and his helpers will be passing out popcorn balls to children during Santa’s tour through White Hills. The trip begins in Upper White Hills and ends in Lower White Hills.
Members of the White Hills Fire Company will follow Santa’s engine with pickup trucks as part of the fire company’s Toys 4 Kids drive. New unwrapped toys will be collected by the firefighters for distribution by Team Inc.
In the event of inclement weather, visit the White Hills Fire Company Friends and Neighbors Facebook for the rain date.