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December 16, 2021

Santa Claus and The Grinch showing holiday cheer with children

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Santa Claus decided to make a trip south, and along the way pick up his friend from Whoville, The Grinch, to see his friends at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Tribal Police Department. While there, LTPD decided to bring their friends from all the MCN Headstarts to say hi to Santa Claus, The Grinch and get to look into one of the mobile units at the police station.

Several of the children were happy to see Santa Claus, but a little reluctant to see The Grinch, until they realized it was true that his heart has grown three times bigger because of Christmas. Children were able to take pictures with both characters and the smiles were non-stop and contagious. The ‘Christmas with Lighthorse,’ was an event LTPD felt would give the children of the Headstarts something to have fun with and take home to tell their parents.

“This is a great time with Santa (Claus), The Grinch and most of all our kids here that go to our Headstarts,” MCN LTPD Deputy Chief Daniel Wind said. “The smiles and laughter we are seeing and hearing says it all.”

Not everyone was able to see Santa Claus and The Grinch but do not fret, they are making one more trip here to LTPD, Monday Dec. 20 to see more friends within the MCN Child Development Centers and spread some Christmas cheer.