Independent Bank’s Sparta office will be hosting Santa Claus throughout the month of December in support of the local Santa Cops program in the Sparta community. Santa Cops is a local initiative in Sparta to collect toys for local families in need during Christmas.

The Sparta office will decorated like the North Pole and will feature Santa and other visitors from the North Pole on December 4 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm, December 9 from 5 – 7 pm, December 15 from 4 – 6 pm and December 21 from 12 – 2 pm.

Members of the community are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy or new piece of children’s clothing to donate to the Santa Cops program when they visit Santa. For more information on Santa visit times or on the Santa Cops program, contact Kelly DeWindt, manager of the Sparta office, at 616.887.8277.