The Boone Police Department delivered some holiday cheer Tuesday to local retirement and assisted living facilities.

Officers from the department delivered blankets as well as care packages containing snacks, treats and hygiene items to seniors.

Community Resource Officer Kat Eller led an effort to have the public partner with the department to help fill the needs of Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center.

However, after a two-week Holiday Drive, the Department collected over 200 blankets and enough items to also provide care packages to Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, and Appalachian Brian Estates as well.

Eller said she was overwhelmed by the response of the community. She said her goal was 60 blankets, and was hoping for enough to provide one facility, but it became bigger than hoped for.

Boone Police Captain Bobby Creed said the department is grateful to the community for the outpouring of generosity, and thanked Eller and Officer Ferrin Page for their efforts.