|SARASOTA — Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa and his Fire Elf are making their annual stop at Community Haven, Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 10 AM to 2 PM arriving in Bradenton Fire Department’s Engine No. 1 – a vintage 1926 American LaFrance. For the past forty years, the firefighters association continues to generously provide a delicious BBQ lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers served to over 450 people made up of Community Haven’s adult residents, children, and staff along with gifts personally delivered by Santa Claus and his Fire Elf.
The Community Haven, 4405 DeSoto Road, Sarasota, is in its 59th year serving children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities by providing a wide spectrum of services including the Selby Preschool; Kidspot (individualized therapeutic plans); adult day training; transition and employment services; community living; Kaleidoscope; Whole Child Manatee; Heavenly Haven Bakery; plant nursery; and a new group home under construction.
Much appreciation to Fire Marshall Kenny Langston and Fire Inspector Richard Findlay who purchase the food and to Fire Chief Chuck Edwards; Captain Dana Tindall; newly retired training director Tom Woods; program administrator Rebecca Pilsbury; and members of the Bradenton Fire Fighters for their generous support of Community Haven.
For tours and information, contact the Development Office (941) 355-8808 ext. 265, or visit our website at www.communityhaven.com.