A holiday food drive will be sponsored by the Mehlville Fire Protection District from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Engine House No. 5, 11020 Mueller Road.
Canned foods and donations will be accepted for Feed My People to help those in need during the holiday season.
The canned food drive began Monday and will continue through Dec. 19.
On Saturday, children can meet Santa and have their photo taken. Firefighters and paramedics will be available for photos and will teach children about fire safety. Public fire and EMS educational material will be distributed. Parents may bring their own camera to take additional pictures of children.
To add to the festivities, the fire protection district is celebrating its 50th anniversary of incorporation.
Volunteer firefighters began the process of incorporation in 1953 and the final incorporation documents of the district were executed Jan. 8, 1954.
The celebration is open to district retirees and residents. A video of nostalgic photos will be on display as well as a restored 1940 Ford Central fire truck that previously was owned by the district.