Whatcom County Fire District 7 firefighters did a unique food drive through Ferndale neighborhoods, accompanied by Santa, for the first time last year and they say they will be back again this year.
They will be coming to Ferndale neighborhoods to collect non-perishable food items for the Ferndale Food Bank and Santa will be coming along again to help and hand out candy canes.
Last year, neighbors with grocery bags filled with donations lined the sidewalks waiting with excitement several blocks ahead of Santa’s entourage.
This year, organizers say, neighbors will be able to track Santa’s progress through Ferndale neighborhoods with an online tracker.
A link to the tracker will be posted to the Whatcom County Fire District 7 website each night Santa and his helpers are out. Click here to track Santa on December 8th.
The other difference this year is the Friday night open houses at a couple fire stations complete with Santa, candy canes and hot cocoa. Food donations will also be accepted during the open houses.
Friday, December 7th
Open house with Santa at Fire Station #43
5368 Northwest Drive
6pm to 8pm
Friday, December 14th
Open house with Santa at Fire Station #46
6081 Church Road
6pm to 8pm
Neighbors can expect to hear an occasional siren and cheering as the fire trucks and Santa make their way through neighborhoods on Saturday, December 8th and Saturday, December 15th. Santa and the firefighters will be in the neighborhoods on the dates indicated below.
- Northwest from Smith to Axton
- Portal Way
- Laurel Grove
- Willow Springs/Burnham
- Deer Creek/Judy Way
- Old Settler
- Pacific Heights
- N Beulah
- Sunrise (East of Vista)
- Ferndale Terrace/ Seamount
- N/S Bakerview
- Sunshine (South of Thornton)