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WCFD7 firefighters and Santa out collecting food donations (December 9, 2017). Photo: My Ferndale News

Santa will be heading out to Ferndale neighborhoods with firefighters and police again this year

FERNDALE, Wash. — This weekend, December 12th and 13th, Ferndale neighborhoods will again be treated to a visit by Santa during his annual food drive via decorated antique firetrucks and police department vehicles accompanied by Whatcom County Fire District 7 firefighters and Ferndale Police Department officers.

This will be the 4th year Santa and his entourage will be visiting Ferndale neighborhoods to collect curbside non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Ferndale Food Bank. But, due to COVID-19 state mandates, things will be done a little differently this year organizers say.

This year, organizers say, neighbors will again be able to track Santa’s progress through Ferndale neighborhoods with an online tracker posted on My Ferndale News and the Whatcom Seven Firefighters’ Facebook page. But, unlike prior years, Santa will not be stopping for photos or to hand out candy canes.

Whatcom 7 Firefighters and Ferndale Food Bank Executive Director Suzanne Nevan work to receive of 5,000 pounds of community donations (December 19, 2018). Photo courtesy of Whatcom 7 Firefighters
Whatcom 7 Firefighters and Ferndale Food Bank Executive Director Suzanne Nevan work to receive over 5,000 pounds of community donations (December 19, 2018). Photo courtesy of Whatcom 7 Firefighters

Last year, neighbors with grocery bags filled with donations could be seen lining the sidewalks waiting with excitement ahead of Santa and his entourage. The result was 6,631 pounds of donated food delivered to the Ferndale Food Bank.

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On Saturday and Sunday, December 12th and 13th, Santa and his entourage will be headed to the following neighborhoods to collect food donations.

Saturday, December 12th, starting at 4pm

  • Spoonbill
  • Rainier/Shields
  • Meyers
  • Belaire/Belwest
  • Northwest from Smith to Axton
  • Lingbloom
  • Paradise
  • Laurel Grove
  • Willow Springs/Burnham
  • Deer Creek/Judy Way
  • Old Settler
  • Portal Way

Sunday, December 13th, starting at 4pm

  • Pacific Heights (north of Thornton)
  • Pheasant/Tyler
  • Sunshine/Evergreen
  • Apollo/Aquarius
  • Maureen
  • Lincoln
  • Parkland
  • N Beulah
  • Willow/Oxford
  • Malloy
  • Sunrise (east of Vista)
  • Ferndale Terrace/ Seamount
  • Pacific Heights (south of Thornton)
  • Sievers/Lakeridge/Cresent
  • Heights/Fieldview
  • Shannon
  • Pine/Briar/Orchard
  • N & S Bakerview
  • Heather
  • Diamond/Pearl
  • Sunshine (south of Thornton)
  • Artist/Augustine
  • Gardiner
  • Ferndale/Seamount
  • Stratus Place
  • Blue Sky Way
  • Cirrus Lane
  • Cirrus Court
  • Clearview Drive
  • Fisher Place
  • The Meadows neighborhood

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