S H O U T O U T : Hitching a ride with their Wallington colleagues, Garfield firefighters brought a family of six a 42-inch television, $1,000 worth of toys and childrens’ clothes, food and more this afternoon.
With Engine 3 out of service for repairs, Santa and his firefighting helpers hitched a ride with Wallington Hose Co. 3 to fulfill their annually adopt-a-family tradition.
Amanda Yarmula and Tiffany Saimson helped by wrapping all the gifts.
Mom and Dad were allowed to open one gift — the TV, donate by the Garfield WalMart after store managers learned that the family didn’t have one.
It was a joyful afternoon for the couple and their kids — ages 9, 6, 5 and 2 — as crew members toted box after box into the home.
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