United Way, police offering photos with Santa

The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley will be offering free photos with Santa on Saturday.

Elise Stine-Dolinar, marketing and development manager for the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, said this will be a first time event.

Kids can meet Santa for free at the Winchester Police Department and have their photo taken with the jolly Christmas icon from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday.

The police department will be collecting donations for the United Way’s fundraising campaign during the event as well.

Stine-Dolinar said, “We thought it would be a great way for United Way to team up with the Winchester Police Department as both a fundraiser and community outreach event.”

Jennifer Hall, Winchester Police Department’s community relations specialist, said someone who works at the police department and has been a professional Santa for two years will play the role this Saturday. She said he was Santa for the city’s Holiday Parade and the Holly Jolly Festival.

“We are so excited for Santa to visit the Police Department,” she said. “It’s an awesome way to get to know the community and for our families to interact with our officers in a positive way.”

Photos taken by the department will be posted to the United Way’s Facebook for easy sharing and tagging at https://www.facebook.com/UWNSV.

If You Go
WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Timbrook Public Safety Center, 231 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester.
FEE: Free

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com