The Gallipolis Police Department has announced that they will be conducting their tenth annual “Hat Drive” on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year, as in the past, the Police Department will be joined in this fundraising effort by the Gallipolis Lions Club. In addition, this year, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office will join the Gallipolis Police Department in their attempt to serve the children of Gallia County.

The location of the Hat Drives will be on State Route 7 at the intersection of Smithers Avenue (the Walmart intersection) and on Jackson Pike (County Road 35) at the intersection of Maple Drive (near the Spring Valley Speedway.) During this event, police officers and deputies will be in the roadways collecting donations in their uniform hats which will then be used by agencies and the Lions Club to purchase Christmas gifts for children in need throughout Gallia County.

Please come out and support us as we try to make this holiday season special and provide gifts for children who may otherwise go without. If you would like to donate but will not be in the areas during the time of the activities, please stop in our mail your donations to the Gallipolis Police Department at 518 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 and mark the envelope “Hat Drive”.