Santa Protectors take area youth on shopping spree

Jace Hibner, with Toy Story’s Woody already in hand, searches for another toy Saturday morning at Walmart as part of the Santa Protectors program. Hibner was shopping with Shelbyville Fire Chief Tony Logan, far right, and his wife, Crystal, with some assistance from a Walmart staff member.

Raising the funds to make Santa Protectors a reality can be challenging. Finding first responders to volunteer to take area youth shopping is no problem at all.

A local tradition now more than two decades old continued Saturday with the annual Santa Protectors event in Shelbyville.