Fred A. Mitchell Jr., Fire Chief
47 Central Street
Georgetown, MA 01833
For Immediate Release
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Georgetown Firefighters Announce 19th Annual Santa Tour
GEORGETOWN — Chief Fred A. Mitchell Jr. is pleased to announce that the Georgetown Fire Department will once again escort Santa to every street in town this weekend as part of its 19th annual effort to support for Toys for Tots.
Sunday, Dec. 9, beginning at 11 a.m.
Each of the neighborhoods in town, starting at the Georgetown VFW./Andover Street See the attached list below.
Each year, the Georgetown firefighters team up with Santa, himself to visit every street in town in an effort to collect new, unwrapped toys for children ranging from infants to age 16 from Georgetown’s generous residents.
The fire department has been collecting toys to donate to The Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program since 2000.
Those who miss the Santa tour can drop off toys at the police or fire station, 47 Central St. anytime before the end of the day on Dec. 14.
This year’s annual tour is being conducted in memory of two very special people in Georgetown who support the Santa Tour efforts since the very beginning: Sams Transportation Co-Owner Mike Ricker and one of the department’s longtime “Santa” lookalikes David Durkee.
“Every man and woman on the Georgetown Fire Department looks forward to the Santa Tour each year, and this year we are working extra hard in honor of two people who truly helped establish this program as a Georgetown tradition,” said Deputy Fire Chief Rusty Ricker. “I challenge all residents to come together to exceed our toy totals form years past in honor of these two wonderful men.”
The goal this year is to beat last year’s total of approximately 3,000 toys collected for the Toys for Tots program.
Below is a schedule (subject to change/delay) for the 2018 Santa Tour:
Please keep in mind that these are approximate times. Please DO NOT call the police or fire departments to find out where Santa is. Listen for the tour, and meet the firefighters and Santa on the edge of the street with your new unwrapped toy donations.
VFW— Andover St —Hardy Terr— Spofford St —Boxford Line— Spofford St —Andover St— West St — Pine Plain Rd —Andover St—Andover St— Davis Ln —11:00-11:30
Andover St —upper Bailey Ln — Marion Way—Bailey Ln to Baldpate Rd — Baldpate Rd —Chaplin Hill— Baldpate Rd — Blueberry Ln— Baldpate Rd— Nelson St —Central St—turn at Georgetown Rd —11:30-12:00
Central St—Lantern/Corinthian—Central St— Pingree Farm Rd — East St —Elm St— Brook St—Central St—Elm St— East Main St—the Square—12:00-12:30
Central St—Andover St—Cedar Ln—Andover St—Cantebury Dr—Londonderry Ln—Hillside Dr–Littles Hill Ln—Hillside Dr—Baldpate Rd—Andover St—Hamilton Terr—Bradford Loop—Lake Shore Dr—Taylor St—around Mohawk Cir and back out Lake Shore Dr—around Beverly Dr—Lake Shore Dr—Taylor St— 12:30-1:15
Bailey Ln-West Main St—King St—Old Jacobs Rd—far end of Gloria Rd around—King St—West Main St—Trestle Way—West Main —around Lake Ridge Dr—Spofford Ave—Chaplin St—Bartlett Dr—Weston Ave—West Main—Moulton—Monroe/Madison—Nelson Ave—Andover St—Cottage—Clark St—School St— West Main St—Middle St—West Main St— 1:15-2:30
West Main St —Prospect St—Pond St—Pillsbury St—out Pond to Quaker’s corners—back to Prescott Ln/Carriage Ln—Pond St—Mill St/Emily Ln—North St—Silvermine Ln—North St—3:00-3:30
Parsonage/Linden Cir— Juniper Ln — Summer St— North St —Pleasant St/Park St/Lincoln St/Maple St/Winter St — East Main St — Pillsbury Ln/Reynard Ln/Partridge/Bernay Way /Ilene Cir—3:30-4:15
East Main St—True Ln— East Main St—Tenney St—Searle St—Ln/Vineyard Ln— Searle Woodland Rd—Spaulding Rd—Tenney St—Marlboro Rd—Abbey Rd—Ledge Rd—Woodland Rd—Tenney St— Longhill/Longview/Birch Tree—4:15-5:00
Tenney St—Hickory Ln—Hawk Way—Tenney St—Acorn Way—Jewett St—Tall Tree Way—Jewett St—Forest St—Jewett St —Crescent Dr—Warren St—Village Ln—Warren St—Raymond Rd/Pine Needle/Sage Rd/Raymond Ct—Warren St—Belleau Woods—Rainbow Ridge—Warren St—Jackman St—Ordway—Warren St around to Jewett St— Jackman St—5:45-6:45
Jewett St — Harris Way—Jewett St–Fazio Farm Rd — Jewett St turn at the Latter Day Saints Church— Jewett St —Thurlow St—Tiger Row—Thurlow— North St —Stone Row—North— Brownfield Ln — North St — Web Rd — North St —Wells/Derek/Swanton— North St —6:45-7:45
Charles St –Amburg St– Charles—Meadowview— North St —Thurlow St— Kenneth Rd — Thurlow St turn at the Groveland Line—7:45-8:15
North St —Sawmill/Rosemarie/Waldingfield — North St —Brookmeadow/Oregon— North St — Maureen Way — North St— North St to the Square and back to Central Station—8:15-8:45