It’s that time of year again! The Merced County Probation Department is partnering with the Merced County Sheriff’s Office, Merced County Fire, CAL Fire, and Wellpath (Formally California Forensic Medical Group) to bring you Merced County Operation Christmas Star. Our purpose is to bring smiles to the children in our community during this upcoming holiday season; however, in order to bring Christmas to all the children in need, we need your help! Please stop by, take a photo with Roscoe the Santa Sheriff and, if you are able, donate a toy or clothing. All proceeds go directly to our children in our community.