Round Rock Police, Neighborhood Services help ‘Light up the Holidays’

Annual event brings holiday cheer to local families

The Round Rock Police Department and City of Round Rock’s Community Development Division recently came together to bring holiday cheer to residents in need.

On Dec. 3, Neighborhood Services staff and police officers assisted in putting up Christmas lights and doing yard work at four homes of Round Rock residents who are clients of Meals on Wheels as part of the “Light up the Holidays” initiative that started in 2017. These homebound seniors receive a freshly cooked lunch delivered by volunteers five days a week. Recipients of the service said that they would enjoy the opportunity to decorate their homes for the holidays but cannot due to physical limitations.

“A lot of times, some of these seniors don’t have local family members that help them out during the holidays, so it’s a good opportunity for us to clean up their yard and decorate it with Christmas lights to give them some excitement for the holidays,” said Officer Angelo Marmarinos.

The program was made possible by a donation of LED holiday lights by Round Rock Home Depot.

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