Sheriff Employees Giving for the Holidays

DSC04430For the last eight years, unbeknownst to the community, several employees of the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department have participated in an non-departmental ‘adopt a family’ program.

“We work with a lot of different agencies and we will hear about a local family that could use a little help during the holiday season,” said Janice Bell, a employee of the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office.

The Officers open up their wallets while donating their time in hopes of giving the family a magical Christmas.

“A different family is chosen each year in which they provide us a wish list,” said Bell, “most often the list is items they need with a few items that they want.”

This year a family from Arbuckle was selected and their list included: backpacks, school supplies, clothing jackets, a few toys and other essential items.

“We were also able to get the family a couple of dressers and storage systems for their home,” said Bell.

Bell commented that all of the items were purchased from participating staff members with the help of a few organizations.

“This year the Sacramento River Fire Fighter’s Association donated $500 to our cause,” said Bell.

The Sheriff’s Employees, on their own time, will deliver the gifts to the family on Wednesday, December 23.

Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.