CHASE — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office delivered some Christmas joy to a Chase family last Thursday.

“Each year the sheriff’s office will choose a family to provide a special Christmas surprise,” said Sheriff Rich Martin.

“Two years ago a family from Baldwin was selected, and last year a family from Luther. This year a family of five from Chase was chosen. The surprise includes many gifts for the kids as well as a meal donated by Housemans.

“I would like to thank Cpl. Shannon Gardner for her efforts again this year as well as the Lake County Clerk’s Office, who also contributed.

Pictured left to right: Jan Brinkert from the clerk’s office; Cpl. Shannon Gardner; and Sheriff Rich Martin.