MINT HILL – Like Santa Claus, Mint Hill Chief of Police Tim Ledford has a band a helpers ensuring the holidays go without a hitch.
Friends of Mint Hill has made sure police officers on duty during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day enjoy home-cooked meals.
Jean Bonner, founder of Friends of Mint Hill, said the department doesn’t get as much attention as officers in New York or Charlotte, but they are always there to help citizens.
“Friends of Mint Hill are people who volunteer to help, support and appreciate the Mint Hill police officers,” Bonner said.
Officers dined on roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, deviled eggs, cabbage and fresh baked bread for dinner on New Year’s Day.
The group has brought in food for breakfast and lunch, too. Volunteers presented officers Bojangles’ for breakfast and lunch on New Year’s Eve.
Friends of Mint Hill delivered a gas grill donated by Home Depot to the police department leading up to Christmas. The volunteer group says it also has received support from Papa John’s Pizza, Bojangles’, Quilt Sew Easy, Jimmies Restaurant, Kim’s Curtains & Interiors, Mint Hill Roasting Company and Coffee House and Photographic Elegance.