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Hasbrouck Heights FD Rides a COVID Safe “Santa Around Town”

By JUSTIN WATREL, Correspondent | December 20, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 010421112

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ - On Sunday, December 20, 2020, the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department rang in the holidays by riding through every street in Hasbrouck Heights with Santa greeting the community in our annual “Santa Around Town” event.

Because of the COVID pandemic, the department had to change their approach to the event and instead of making the normal 20 stops and having Santa greet the community with good cheer and handing out candy canes, we rode up and down every street in Hasbrouck Heights, waving and spreading good cheer to a community that needed the holiday spirit brought to them. We made sure that we rode through every street in town so that no one was missed.

It was a huge success with children and their families greeting us on their lawns, from their porches and waving from their windows. Dogs and cats in their Santa suits also joined in the fun. It was a great community outreach event and a wonderful way to give back to the residents of Hasbrouck Heights.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.