Santa’s Posse shows off its organizational skills

More than 1,200 families in need receive toys and food, courtesy of annual delivery day put on by Santa’s Posse

Santa Claus uses magic to deliver toys around the world every Christmas Eve.

The organizers for Santa’s Posse just might have superpowers.

Santa’s Posse has delivered again for Clark County families in need.

This time, with major changes in the midst of a pandemic.

Santa Claus was at the Clark County Event Center on Sunday morning to greet the many volunteers for Santa’s Posse. Volunteers picked up toys, food, and bicycles to deliver to families in need. Photo by Paul Valencia
Santa Claus was at the Clark County Event Center on Sunday morning to greet the many volunteers for Santa’s Posse. Volunteers picked up toys, food, and bicycles to deliver to families in need. Photo by Paul Valencia

No problem. Santa’s Posse came out with a plan for a non-contact pick-up system, then sent volunteers throughout Clark County to 1,200 families this year. The posse delivered a bag of toys, a food box, and in some cases, bicycles.

The hope was to have all the items placed into the vehicles of the volunteers by 1 p.m. Sunday.

It turned out, all the items were in vehicles — cars, pick-up trucks, trailers, and even small buses — by 10:42 a.m.

Hundreds of cars were lined up for the start of the pick-up at the Clark County Event Center by 8 a.m. Sunday. Many volunteers delivered their first round of deliveries, then returned to the event center for a second wave.

At 10:42 a.m., Santa’s Posse noted on its Facebook page that all bags, boxes, and bikes had been picked up and were on their way to the families in need.

On Monday morning, Santa’s Posse figured out some totals: More than 500 vehicles showed up, delivering gifts to more than 3,300 children. 

“2020 is in the books,” the post concluded. “We are so ready for next year.”

Advertisement

About The Author

Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

Related posts