Pete Covington

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For the last few years Covington, a former probation officer, has played Santa, spreading cheer to children and their parents. He had been a parole officer for 10 years before becoming an investigator for the county public defender’s office two years ago.

Switching jobs didn’t mean he’d stop donning the itchy white beard and hat, though. He’s seen how much it means to the kids — and to the folks at H.O.P.E., which stands for Help Our People Eat. And honestly, the experience helps his outlook as well.    Click to Read More