Thursday, December 3, 2015

MSP hosts Winter Wonderland event in Princess Anne

Santa Claus is coming to Winter Wonderland at Greenwood Elementary School in Princess Anne on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Everyone is invited to this free holiday community outreach event sponsored by the Maryland State Police, Princess Anne Barrack X, in partnership with the Somerset County Local Management Board, Inc.
Escorted by MSP, Santa will arrive at 10 a.m. to visit, take photos and give out special gifts to the first 200 children. There will be games, prizes and giveaways, including six brand new bicycles, free hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages, face painting, ornament making, a book give-away and lots of vendor tables.
“We are excited to offer this free event with holiday activities for children to enjoy, but that also connects families to resources available in our community,” said Lt. Patrick Metzger, Princess Anne Barrack commander and SCLMB board member. “This can be a challenging time of year for many families in Somerset County. We want to make it a little easier for them by helping to provide gifts and food for the holidays.”
As the event is also designed to build community ties with local law enforcement agencies, the MSP and the SCLMB are working hand-in-hand to provide a fun and informative day for youth from across the county. MSP troopers along with officers with the Maryland Natural Resources Police will be on hand to promote prevention efforts and encourage youth not to drink alcohol, use drugs or tobacco, or to engage in bullying. The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office will provide free child fingerprinting and the Princess Anne Police Department will be manning the grill.
Winter Wonderland is supported by generation donations from Mountaire Farms, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and PNC Bank.

Rota L. Knott
Executive Director
Somerset County Local Management Board
8928 Sign Post Road
Westover, MD 21871

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