Santa's Helpers set on Friday at Rupe's Burgers

Law enforcement and fire fighters will serve meals at Rupe's Burgers on Friday to raise money for Santa's Helpers.
Staff Writer

Santa's Helpers will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 3, at Rupe's Burgers, 302 N.E. Main in Blackfoot. Local law enforcement officers and firefighters are the servers.
This is the 20th anniversary of Santa's Helpers.
"I started the program because there was one in Pocatello and I wanted our agency to have one, too," Dispatcher Erin Hidalgo said. "I noticed little kids were sometimes afraid of me when dispatch used to wear a police uniform; little kids should know police are there to help them and not be afraid."
She added, "We started out helping 19 families; now we help 100 families each year."
To read the complete story, see it in the Wednesday, Nov. 1, edition of the Morning News.