CALEXICO — The "Ho, Ho, Ho!"-ing bearded dude in red could make an appearance at the Neighborhood House tomorrow during its annual toy give-away, according to Neighborhood House Director Ricardo Ortega.
"Santa — he comes in once in a while. Sometimes he comes for a few hours," Ortega said.
However, if Santa Claus can't make it to Calexico, Ortega said 494 kids will still be given toys.
The toys will be distributed from the Neighborhood House on 506 4th St. from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Only those who submitted a form and documentation by Friday are eligible to pick up a toy. To qualify, parents had to prove their child or children were needy residents of Calexico.
Once the kids were approved, their names were divvied up between various Valley agencies.
Ortega said the agencies donating toys this year include the U.S. Border Patrol, the city of Calexico, U.S. Customs Service and the Center for Employment Training in El Centro.