Ailing Charlotte-area children treated to special day

Several Charlotte-area children with serious illnesses and their families were guests of honor Saturday for “Family Fun Day” at the north Charlotte Christmas tree lot operated by several area law enforcement and emergency services agencies.

The tree lot, on Mallard Creek Road, has been operated for 13 years by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Med Center Air, and a number of fire departments and emergency medical services. Proceeds from the tree sales are used to help Charlotte-area children suffering from serious illnesses.

During Saturday’s event, children were able to tour emergency services vehicles and share their stories with volunteers at the tree lot.