Southport leaders spend Christmas at the hospital

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Pictured from left, Chris Coy, Southport Police Chief Thomas Vaughn and Chaplain John Coy deliver gifts at Franciscan St. Francis Health on Christmas Day, 2015.
Pictured from left, Chris Coy, Southport Police Chief Thomas Vaughn and Chaplain John Coy deliver gifts at Franciscan St. Francis Health on Christmas Day, 2015.

Southport Police Chaplain John Coy and his wife Chris, Police Chief Thomas Vaughn, police mascot Justice, Jane and Emily Vaughn along with Bob Roe of the Lions Club of Southport, Inc. delivered toys to children at Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Pediatric Clinic and Emergency Room on Christmas Day. The Coys founded the program to spread some happiness to children who can’t go home for the holidays. As word of their efforts spread, more people joined this year. Southport police officers donated cash to purchase toys and some donated new toys for the children. The group brought enough toys to also give to the hospitalized children and their siblings.