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Santa swings by Holy Spirit School to say thanks

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Students at Holy Spirit School in Annandale were surprised by a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and elves — officers from the Fairfax County Police Motor Squad and Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office — before Christmas.


As students waited for the all clear announcement following the monthly fire drill, Santa and his motorcycle brigade roared around the bend with lights swirling and sirens blaring to thank the students for their participation in “Santa’s Ride,” a program sponsored by the police and the Sheriff’s Office that collects toys for children at local hospitals. Holy Spirit students donated more than 624 toys, books and games.


Principal Maureen Ashby said that it was one of her best days as principal, and students agreed that it was the best fire drill ever.


 “There's nothing better than seeing the children smile when we pull up with Santa; it was such an amazing sight,” said Master Police Officer David Pierce of the motorcycle squad.


Private First Class Michael Green said, “I'm so happy to be a part of such a special day, not only as a Fairfax County Police Officer, but also as a parent here at Holy Spirit. We all came together for such a great cause, and we will make a lot of sick children happier this Christmas.”




© Arlington Catholic Herald 2017