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Everglades City children have Christmas pancakes with Santa and Collier deputies

Around 80 youngsters from Everglades City, Copeland, Chokoloskee, and Plantation Island enjoyed breakfast with Santa and early presents at a celebration on December 22nd in the Everglades City Community Center. 

A dozen officers with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office were on hand to interact with the kids, a change from previous years when the youngsters would “shop with a cop” at a local store to buy gifts for their families. Afterward, they would gather at Barrington Terrace of Naples, an assisted-living facility in East Naples, to sing to the residents.

Funding was tight this year, so a few Barrington residents instead came to the community center in Everglades City for breakfast with Santa.

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Sommer Ferguson

About the Author: Sommer Ferguson

Sommer has lived in Naples for 15 years. She started working in the healthcare field when she was 15 years old and has always been most fulfilled when serving seniors. She was an activity professional for over seven years at a skilled nursing community where she shared her passion for life and fun with her residents. Sommer joined Barrington Terrace in June 2015 and brings great warmth and enthusiasm to our team. Sommer has a 21 year-old son, Devon, and, in her free time, enjoys running and travel.

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