Arlington's annual Santa Run for 2018 ended on Dec. 16, 2018 with a record breaking 11,684 pounds of food collected and close to a record of $1,914.52 in monetary donations to the Arlington Community Food Bank.
The Arlington Santa Run is a 29 year-old community tradition that runs for 10 nights in December to bring Santa and a bit of holiday cheer to the Arlington community. The Arlington Fire Department, with the help from hundreds of Santa's elves, escorts Santa through the city on a decorated fire engine collecting donations for the Arlington Community Food Bank.
The Santa Run truly shows the commitment to community service that the employees of the city of Arlington, as well as the residents and businesses of Arlington possess. Stated Arlington Fire Chief Dave Kraski, "From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, citizens of Arlington, for your incredible good will and generosity."