Last Friday, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the Abbeville Police and Fire Departments assisted the Department of Children and Family Service, and Jr Auxiliary with their annual Christmas Party for foster children.

Several deputies, police officers, and firefighters assisted with cooking and serving a gumbo, playing games with the kids, and enjoying the Holiday Season with Santa and many of the children.

PIO Drew David said he expects to make this a yearly event with DCFS.

“This is what Christmas is all about. Many may think we are here giving of ourselves, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We are receiving today. We are the ones blessed by these kids and all they have to offer us. That simple offering is the theme of every Christmas; LOVE.”