Cook County officials, in conjunction with Cook County Pre-K, held Christmas at the Courthouse on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, in Adel.
Approximately 200 children from Cook County’s Pre-K program got to visit with Santa Claus.
After visiting with Santa, the children received coloring books, teddy bears, candy, and other goodies from Sheriff Doug Hanks, Probate Judge Chase Daughtrey, Clerk of Superior Court April Garrett, Tax Commissioner Tonya McConnell, and Tax Assessor Jennifer Thornton.
Superior Court Judge Dick Perryman issued an order authorizing Santa Claus into the homes of all the children in Cook County on Christmas Eve. The order stated, “undersigned instructs the Sheriff of said county to authorize entry into the homes of the children of Cook County for the purposes of bringing gifts and smiles to the wonderful children of Adel, Lenox, Cecil, and Sparks.”
Judge Daughtrey also issued a warrant for the Grinch during last Friday’s event as he attempted to sabotage Christmas. Thankfully, he was quickly apprehended by Sheriff’s Office Deputies, for which the children were appreciative.