The Coosa County’s Sheriff’s Office has been in full swing for this holiday season. To start us off in the right Christmas Spirit, we decorated the Sheriff’s Office. To continue with the Christmas preparations, the Sheriff’s Office staff and volunteers were very busy this year in preparing and building the Christmas float. This is a fun time for the office to pull together to show their Christmas spirit to the community. The float called “Santa’s Workshop” won 1st Place in Weogufka, 2nd Place in Rockford, and tied for 2nd Place in Alexander City. We participated in Goodwater’s parade as well. The Sheriff’s Office also hosted the Annual Open House that was in conjunction with Rockford’s Annual Christmas Parade. Popcorn, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and cookies were served for any and all who stopped by. To continue with the Christmas spirit festivities, the Sheriff’s Office hosted the 11th Annual Christmas End of the Year Review Meeting. Employees, spouses, reserves and reserve spouses all enjoyed the delicious feast with over 60 participants attending our meeting to learn about all the staff has done this year. Thank you to those attendees as well as the little elves that helped decorate and make it possible. Another way the Sheriff’s Office participates in the sharing of its Christmas spirit is by coordinating with the area Church's to feed County’s inmates a Christmas Eve meal. This tradition of ministering to the Inmates is a thought worthy way for Coosa County Citizens to show their spirit of encouragement to boost the spirits of the inmates during this holiday time when they are away from their families. Finally, Coosa County Deputies are able to play Santa’s elves again this year spreading good cheer throughout the county. Deputies working throughout the week of Christmas are able to bring smiles to some as they hand out cash gifts rather than traffic tickets. The gifts are a pleasant surprise to those being pulled over or approached by deputies in other ways. Sheriff Terry Wilson credits the anonymous family that have helped over the last few years as well as this year for their kindness and generosity. This family wanted to help others out again this year out of the goodness of their hearts. “It is very compassionate of them to be thinking of others during the week of Christmas,” Wilson states. Thanks to their generosity, Deputies on patrol can pass out a total of $1000 in cash gifts to county citizens. Christmas music will be playing around the clock to round out the Lobby’s festive Christmas atmosphere. The Sheriff continues to offer popcorn all season long, so please feel free to stop in for a Merry Christmas and a free bag of popcorn.