Since starting the program 13 years ago, the Sheriff’s Office has handed out over 2,000 coats to area school children. The donations are made possible through the efforts of the department and businesses and individuals that give to the program. Donations for this program are accepted year round.
Persons wishing to assist the Sheriff’s Department can call 548-3399 and direct your call to dispatch to receive additional information. Monetary donations can be sent to Darke County Children’s Winter Wear, c/o Darke County Sheriff’s Office, 5185 County Home Road, Greenville, Ohio 45331.
Helping the children with the coats this year were Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker, Deputy Rick Genovesi, Deputy Rachael Kuzmicki, Dispatchers Chris Lennon and Kim Knick, and Todd Marburger and Justin Palmer from Spirit Transport. Spirit Transport has been assisting with the program for at least six years.
|Deputy Rachael Kuzmicki, Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker and Dispatcher Kim Knick help children at the Greenville Head Start try on new coats. (Ryan Berry photo)|