Changes planned for CCFD’s Christmas Candy event

The Columbia City Fire Department Christmas Eve Candy Give Away will be a bit different this year. 

The Event will still take place on Christmas Eve from 6-8pm.

It will be a drive-thru event. Attendees need to remain in their vehicles, enter the Chute from Chauncey Street (West side of Courthouse), and will receive candy on Van Buren (North side of Courthouse). Cones will mark the path. 

Masks will be worn by Firefighters and must be worn by the person receiving candy inside the car for the safety of firefighters.

Santa will still be in attendance waiving at attendees, but sadly, no hugs or lap sitting this year. 

This continues the 100+ year tradition dating back to the 1880’s. Each child will receive a 1lb bag of candy and an orange. Past participants remember traveling from Warsaw by horse and buggy to get their candy because that WAS their Christmas present. 

Thanks to the Bills Family, Community Foundation, and many others for your help in funding this seasonal event. Donations can be made to the Columbia City Fire Department – Candy Fund.