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December 13, 2002
OCOTILLO ? This community will have a Christmas party/open house starting at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ocotillo Community Center. Santa Claus will arrive between 11 and 11:30 a.m. Rumor has it he will ride in on a quad. The event will be sponsored by the Ocotillo Neighborhood Watch.
Santa Claus brought good cheer to students at Magnolia Elementary School in Brawley with the help of REACH Air Medical Services, Dec., 17, 2010.
December 23, 2005
The Salcedo home at 2100 Bielma in Calexico is decked with bright lights, snowmen, Santa Claus, gifts and reindeer. The family has been decorating the home for five years, sharing the holiday spirit with friends, neighbors and passersby. CARINA WONG PHOTO
By JONATHAN DALE, Special Sections Coordinator | December 11, 2008
The sudden prevalence of sweatshirts during the day and electric heaters at night means one thing: Christmas is coming soon for the Imperial Valley. With the onset of Christmas comes the lists to Santa Claus and wishes for exciting presents ? whether they are material possessions or something greater. Desert Garden Elementary students in El Centro were asked Wednesday afternoon what they wanted for Christmas this year.
The Imperial county 4-H Youth Development Program is hosting a Christmas tea and silent auction. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the still exhibit building at the Imperial Valley Expo in Imperial. Food will be served and Santa Claus will be there to take Christmas wishes. Proceeds from the auction will go toward remodeling the still exhibit museum.
By RICHARD MONTENEGRO BROWN | Assistant Editor | December 24, 2010
DEAR EDITOR : I am 8 years ???old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in the Imperial Valley Press, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? VIRGINIA O’HANLON RODRIGUEZ 115 N. Fifth St., El Centro Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He recently sent me a friend request on Facebook, and he texts me at least once a week. I know this to be true, because I want it to be true, for children like yourself and for adults like me, who need to know Santa still exists at a time in our history where so little is left to surprise, and cynicism guides many of us. For me, the eternal optimism that embodies the concept of Santa Claus has found its way into my life in recent months like at no time in my previous adult life.
December 24, 2002
QUESTION: Every year you make reference to the famous "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. " So far you haven't done it this year. Why not? And tell us again why we should believe in a Santa Claus when we all know there is no Santa Claus? ? Non- Believer, El Centro If your name is Virginia, it's hard to forget that New York Sun newspaper editorial. We believe in Santa Claus because we want to believe. For 11 months of the year, we live like Scrooge, doing whatever we need to do to insure our own comfort and survival.
December 24, 2007
Dear Mr. Caldwell, How can we ever thank you enough for providing a special Christmas to our first-grade students? Your generous donation of gifts from Dollar Tree Stores will make it possible for Santa Claus to visit our school and bring smiles to our children. Please know how much we appreciate your kindness and generosity and the dedication of your company to reach out to others at this time of the year. Please enjoy your holidays knowing that you have given the joy of the season to the first grade students at Desert Garden School.
The Imperial Valley Charger Fans Club will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at Brunswick Zone XL in El Centro to watch the San Diego Chargers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All Charger fans and their children are encouraged to attend and take pictures with Santa Claus. The next club meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Brunswick. Names of local residents serving in the military overseas are still being accepted for care packages.
By AMBROSIA SARABIA, Staff Writer | December 16, 2005
Third-grader Sammy Carreon placed his hands over his eyes and anxiously waited until Principal Eduardo Hernandez of Washington Elementary School announced he could remove them. ?OK boys and girls, open your eyes,? Hernandez instructed. ?Santa is here.? The 8-year-old threw his hands from his face, eager to see Santa Claus, the man he hoped would bring him the Hot Wheels car for which he has been longing. ?I?m excited,? Sammy said. Students at Washington were elated as Santa Claus and his three elves, Holly, Mary and Noel, visited the school Thursday morning.
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