WEYAUWEGA, Wi. (WBAY) – A Weyauwega road is lit up with vacation spirit yearly. The Christmas mild present on Ann St. is part of an annual Handcuff Starvation Meals Drive placed on by the Weyauwega Police Division.
“The feedback I get from a lot of people is they love it,” mentioned Officer Justin Malueg.
Malueg says the occasion used to solely help the realm meals pantry, however this yr the proceeds will probably be divided up.
“We had students coming to the office and saying they were hungry,” mentioned Weyauwega-Fremont Faculty District Principal Jodi Alex.
Alix says they realized a meals pantry choice was wanted inside the faculty, and the police division wished to stepped as much as assist.
“There are some students that need a helping hand during the holiday season and we wanted to be the first ones to assist with that,” mentioned Malueg.
“Our police department here in Weyauwega goes above and beyond whether its movie nights, whether it’s Easter egg hunt, and this is just one more service that they give our community,” mentioned Alix. “Not only for the holiday spirit, but then to help kids right within our own district.”
Officer Malueg says by doing occasions like this folks can see police on a extra private degree.
“We’re not just out here to arrest people, we’re out here to support the community,” mentioned Malueg
To see that help given in return throughout Handcuff Starvation is one thing Malueg likes to see.
“It’s great,” mentioned Malueg. “It’s almost overwhelming in my opinion.”
The sunshine present and donation collections will proceed all month lengthy.