Auxiliary Hosts Christmas Party for Sheriff’s Office
12/20/2015 ~ by PCSO Auxiliary Unit
December 15 marked a special night for the employees of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office as the Auxiliary Unit hosted a party for the people who give to the citizens year-round. More than 150 employees, their families and ACES (Appalachian Children's Emergency Shelter) kids laughed, shared a meal and even got to visit with Santa.
The Wheeler House was the backdrop for the festive evening of celebration. With the flowy white drapes, decorative place settings and the chandeliers, the mood was joyful from the moment party-goers stepped through the barn door. Smiles ruled the evening as the kids received gifts from Santa and the adults mingled together in conversation.
The auxiliary unit members attended to each need, from ensuring the food serving line was running smoothly and delivering cake, to the clean-up afterwards. But not to be outdone, the ACES children stepped up to the plate and willingly moved alongside the unit members in service themselves. Moe’s was contracted to cater the event and many returned for additional helpings of the delicious food.
Local businesses donated numerous items to be enjoyed by the sheriff’s office employees who participated in door prize giveaways. The prizes ran the gamut from male-oriented to female, big to small and each was a generous prize appreciated by the recipients.
Sheriff Donnie Craig gave the proceedings over to the CID (Criminal Investigations Division) for special recognition of their achievements then he re-took the stage to give a special tribute to Court Services Deputy Richard Rambler who will be retiring this year.
After all the hoopla died down and the party had disbanded, the Auxiliary Unit will now settle into their families arms for their own personal Christmases. With visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads, we want to take this time to wish you and all your families joy, peace and happiness as 2015 comes to a close. Merry Christmas!
Tagline for photo - Auxiliary member Gary Carson and Sheriff Donnie Craig give away door prizes at the Christmas Party December 15.