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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 1, 2005
SPECIAL TO THIS NEWSPAPER IMPERIAL ? Imperial?s 17th annual Christmas in a Small Town will be in downtown Imperial from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10. The event, co-sponsored by the city of Imperial and Imperial Chamber of Commerce, grows larger and more popular every year. This year it will feature more than 150 booths at which vendors will be selling crafts and a variety of other items ideal for Christmas gift-giving and decorating. There will be a food and beverage court, entertainment and photo opportunities with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment will include The Old Time Fiddlers, The Jug Band, Just Dance, Hidalgo Society folklorico, a historical re-enactment group and choirs from T.L. Waggoner and Ben Hulse elementary schools and Imperial Valley Girl Scouts.
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.
February 2, 2001
It's apparently easy for statements from radicals to be misunderstood. And that may be an understatement. And the proper one is ? who can understand a statement like "Balancing the budget and setting the tax rates accordingly?" It's so strange. Maybe it will help in my mock campaign for president if I'm not so academic. I coined the world "frantacide" the other day in order to describe my impressions of "The West Wing" TV series. It means egocentric, savior-oriented politicians running around like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off. At the local level they used to call them "flaming ducks.
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