The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #51 will be jump starting their "Blue Santa" event today. Members will be meeting with about 25 children and take them on a shopping spree.
The FOP currently has 170 members of law enforcement officers from East Texas.
Lodge #51 makes scholarships available to children of current members. The purpose is to reward those who do well in high school and plan to enter college.
Lodge members also contribute to the Bair Foundation, who purchases bicycles for underprivileged children for Christmas.