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North Port holding several events in December

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Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 1:44 PM EST
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NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - There will be several events in North Port this December.

The City of North Port along with the police and fire departments will be helping out with the following events:

12 Days of Giving Food and Toy Drive

  • The city will be accepting non-perishable food items, toys, or toiletries at locations throughout North Port.
  • It will take place from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10.
  • Drop off locations include:
    • City Hall - 4970 City Hall Blvd.
    • Police Department - 4980 City Hall Blvd.
    • Morgan Family Community Center - 6207 W. Price Blvd.
    • Public Works Administration - 1100 N. Chamberlain Blvd.
    • North Port Utilities - 6644 Price Blvd.
    • North Port Fire Rescue Station 81 - 4980 City Center Blvd.
    • There will be drop-off bins inside the lobby of City Hall during the Poinsettia Parade and Festival.

Fill the Fire Truck

  • Fire Rescue crews plan to collect non-perishable food items and donate them to a local food bank.
  • This event will take place on Dec. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • It will be located at the Walmart at 17000 Tamiami Trl.

Protect and Serve Night

  • NPPD officers will serve and bus tables at Buffalo Wings and Rings.
  • A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Shop with a Cop.
  • This event will take place on Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The restaurant is located at 1081 W. Price Blvd.

Pizza with Santa

  • NPPD and Alvaro’s Family Restaurant are working together to hold Pizza with Santa.
  • There will be a pizza buffet, pictures with Santa, raffles, prizes, and more. Tickets are $5 per person and all proceeds will go toward the annual Shop with a Cop program.
  • This event will take place on Dec. 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The restaurant is located at 14512 Tamiami Trl.

Shop with a Cop

  • NPPD officers will take a child shopping in Walmart with funds donated through the City events.
  • There have also been local donations, including a $2,500 grant from Walmart.
  • This will take place at the Walmart at 17000 Tamiami Trl.

Adopt-n-Shop Program

  • Families who registered through the Home for the Holidays Program can select to be adopted by individuals, organizations, or businesses.
  • Their information will be provided to the adopter.
  • Adopters then go shopping, wrap gifts, and supply goods to their adoptees.
  • As of Thursday, more than 100 families still need to be adopted.
  • If you would like to apply, click here.

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