On Saturday, December 14th, volunteers from the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company (FOVFR) teamed with members of the Arlington-Fairfax chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) to provide a Christmas celebration and meal for 53 children and their families. Hosted at the IWLA facility on Mount Olive Road in Centreville, this is the 11th year that the FOVFR has co-hosted this event.
Santa is delivered to the children and families on an engine from the Fair Oaks station.
The waiting crowd is delighted. Santa receives lots of hugs from the kids and smiles from the parents as FOVFR volunteers enjoy the show.
Members of the FOVFR purchase fire department related toys and other gifts through their personal donations, like this ladder truck that has just been unwrapped by an excited child.