Mark Karjalainen checks out the controls of the freshly decorated 1956 Seagrave Fire Engine ready for the return of Operation Candy Cane in 2021. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)

Mark Karjalainen checks out the controls of the freshly decorated 1956 Seagrave Fire Engine ready for the return of Operation Candy Cane in 2021. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)

Operation Candy Cane modified for Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fire Department will conduct a modified Operation Candy Cane this year.

Instead of driving through neighborhoods across the city, the department will station its 1956 Seagrave fire engine at several locations beginning on Wednesday to support local food banks.

Santa and his helpers will pass out candy canes and collect non-perishable food donations from vehicles that drive by.

The drop off points are:

• Port Angeles City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

• Roosevelt Elementary School, 106 Monroe Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

• Dry Creek School – 25 Rife Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Firefighters also will accept donations at the fire station, 102 E. Fifth St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday this week.

The change is “due to circumstances beyond our control,” fire station personnel said in a press release.

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