Operation Santa Claus a success

Letter to the Editor

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 6:02am
  • Opinion

On Dec. 20, 2004, the North Bend Substation of the King County Sheriff’s Office and the North Bend Detachment of the Washington State Patrol conducted its 12th annual “Operation Santa Claus.”

During November, notification was made to the local newspaper requesting donations of nonperishable food and toys to be dropped off at the substation. Cash donations could be put into the Operation Santa Claus account at the Bank of America in North Bend.

As always the community response was tremendous. There was enough food, toys and money donated to give 24 families in the area a merrier Christmas. Each family received food and gifts, as well as a gift certificate/voucher for food.

A special thank you to the women of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Auxiliary, the Mount Si VFW Post 9476, the city of North Bend, Red Oak, Loretta and LaureAnne Wilbert, Two Rivers School, Washington State Patrol District 2, Trooper Kelly Spangler, Hopelink, Ian Morgan, Loretta Rodni, Sue Martin, Sue Hinton and numerous Snoqualmie Valley residents.

The deputies, troopers and staff at the North Bend Substation wish to thank each one of you for your generosity to the community and for letting us play Santa Claus for you.

Chief Joe Hodgson

North Bend Substation




In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@valleyrecord.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.valleyrecord.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Opinion

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
2022 will be a trial run for 2024 for conservatives | Roegner

Our democracy withstood an attempted coup last Jan. 6, but the planning… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Good night, John Boy, from another generation | Whale

When I was growing up in the 1970s, like many others I… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
Jan. 6, 2021: A date that will live in infamy | Guest column

Jan. 6, 2021. Sadly, for most Americans, that date has become one… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Are we driving more recklessly during the pandemic? | Roegner

Have you noticed — pre-snowstorm — more people taking chances with reckless… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com
Don’t fool yourself: COVID’s tentacles are long enough to reach even you | Robert Whale

From March 2020 until recently, it seemed to me that COVID-19 always… Continue reading

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.
The cruising altitude of Christmas | Guest column

While flying back east over the holidays to speak at a church,… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Violent crime moves local mayors to action | Roegner

It is Christmas throughout the region, and Jim Ferrell, Nancy Backus, Dana… Continue reading

Sean Su (left), a first-generation Taiwanese American activist, was born to Taiwanese immigrants who escaped to the U.S. in the 1980s. Courtesy photo
Understanding the Taiwanese perspective | Guest column

Being Asian in America is a complex experience primarily because the term… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Speculation on who might run in 2022 elections | Roegner

If you’re not planning to run for office in 2022, you can… Continue reading