POSTED: Friday, December 24, 2010 - 4:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 8:06am
Monte Alto, the local fire department is spreading some holiday cheer to children living in Monte Alto.
Volunteers handing out toys and bags of goodies to thousands of kids on this Christmas Eve.
It's been put on for nearly 40 years now and Irma Gonzalez is person orchestrated it all.
"We're making children happy as you saw," said Gonzalez. "We want them be happy to have fun and to see Santa and know that kindness exist."
Emily Rodriguez is one of the many kids who received a gift Friday and said "it's an important day for us."
No matter how small the gift were, the volunteers with the fire department knew they were making a special and memorable Christmas for others. Santa Clause took a break from his deliveries to pass out the gifts in person and the children also got a chance to meet him and snap a picture with him.