Written by Julie Silva Friday, 03 January 2014 08:00
Dressed in what can only be described as the trendiest look of the holiday season, Santa wore red velvet pants trimmed in white and a matching jacket and hat. The jolly portly figure rode in on an all-terrain vehicle surrounded by law enforcement and trailed by children of all ages, eager to get a photo with the worldwide celebrity in his busiest time of the year.
In an unprecedented move, Mission city employees banded together to organize the event, a toy giveaway for the community's children in its 12th year on Friday, Dec. 20. Until this year, the event was organized solely by the Mission Police Department. It was made possible through the work of city employees, organizations like Crime Stoppers and donations from area businesses and members of the community. Even the entertainment was donated.