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12/22/06 - Diboll

Christmas Giving

by Tashun Chism                                                                                                                  

Diboll police officers spent their morning delivering toys to underpreviliged families for Christmas.

"When a police officer shows up at your door it's a bad thing that's happened. So now when you're deliving toys here now this is a good thing and the kids get to see the officers in a different way and makes everybody feel good about themselves," said Diboll Police Chief Kent Havard.

This is the ninth straight year the Diboll Police Department has sponsored a Christmas toy drive.

This year, it took them two months to raise enough money to buy the toys, but they say it was well worth the time and effort.

"To give something like that to see their faces, you kind of forget all about the hard work that went into putting this thing together."

Diboll officers delivered toys to 37 families and 180 children.

"The people of Diboll are always so giving. That's the unique thing about the city of Diboll. Whether it's Diboll day Christmas toy drive. The people of diboll are always so willing to help out the less fortunate in this town. That's why it makes it so great to live and work here."

Which is why Diboll police are proud to be making it a great Christmas for so many families.

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