On Thursday, Dec. 8, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office will host their Christmas Crusade program at the Wal-Mart in Gonzales. Volunteers will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the grocery entrance of the store to shop. Volunteers will receive family cards listing children’s ages and requested gifts and then proceed to checkout where those items are tagged by APSO deputies and paid for with funds raised from the program.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is accepting monetary donations and new toys to help in making a happy holiday season for disadvantaged children in Ascension Parish.

For additional information regarding the APSO Christmas Crusades Program, contact Deputy Janet Fontenot at (225) 621-8318 or Deputy Jodie Delaune at (225) 621-8374.