Many underprivileged children and their families were treated to a Christmas party Friday night at city hall hosted by the Smithville Police Department.
The party was complete with food, gifts, Christmas carols, the true message of the Christmas story presented by local ministers, and an appearance from Santa, his elves, and Mrs. Claus.
The police department obtained names of the families in cooperation with Second Harvest and letters were sent inviting them to the party
"We want to make sure we (police department) have a good public relationship with them. We want to help these children and the families," said Beth Adcock, police department records clerk who was largely responsible for organizing the party.