Operation Santa's annual food and gift distribution took place on Saturday,December 19th. Families who needed some extra help to celebrate the holidays came to pick up their goodies and were also able to enjoy a visit with Santa, carnival-style games and refreshments, and a concert by the Mariachi Divas that included classic holiday songs. This year's event also included a classic car show. Approximately 800 families were served this year. Social Services Manager Josie Anderson, who coordinates this event, extends her warmest thanks to all who donated gifts, gift cards, food items and funds, as well as those who volunteered at the event.