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Yes Virginia, there is a Punkin Center Santa!

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 2:54 pm | Updated: 9:01 pm, Fri Dec 19, 2014.

DANVILLE, Ala.(WAAY) - It's a little known secret, except to the families who've seen it for the last 3 years.

Punkin Center VFD trucks

That's how long the Punkin Center Volunteer Fire Department, just outside of Decatur, has been delivering Christmas gifts to children in the area.

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Tomorrow firefighters will line up their trucks, escorted by lighted sheriff deputy squad cars, and deliver gifts to some 100 children.

Santa

Santa (Steve Poole) goes to each child's home, delivering Christmas smiles.

"We have kept up with most of the children in our community over the years and go around to each house and make sure we get the correct amount of children in each house with their names and their age. They know we are coming and are usually standing outside, waiting on us" says Doug Poole, one of the organizers.

Santa with kids

The department holds fundraisers throughout the year to make this happen, and thanks the community for its help.

Punkin Center trucks 2

It's still accepting donations. The trucks will start deliveries from Punkin Center VFD Station 2,672 Kirby Bridge Road, at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 20th.

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ALolies
by Red Room Rebel on Dec. 20, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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Makes me proud as a firefighter and as a former community member of Danville AL...

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by Husker Babe on Dec. 20, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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Isn't that just the most WONDERFUL site one could ever see. That is so kind of them to do this.

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by Ash on Dec. 20, 2014 at 3:19 PM
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That's awesome!!!

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by Janine on Dec. 20, 2014 at 4:21 PM
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That's so nice!
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by Wendy - Moonshine on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:10 PM
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That's awesome ! You should be proud!
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by Giselle on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:42 PM
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Absolutely grand! 

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by Manning Fan on Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:57 PM
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That's awesome!

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by BL on Dec. 21, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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That is wonderful

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