Community Partners Treat Head Start Students to a Holiday Show

Posted by Angela Saavedra on 12/12/2018

Head Start Holiday Show 2018

 

~ Community staff and volunteers continue to brighten the holiday season for Head Start children ~

 

El Paso, Texas (December 11, 2018) The Rotary Club of El Paso, Walmart employees, and Books Are Gems will host their annual Christmas Show at the El Paso County Coliseum on Wednesday, December 12 from 9:30-11:30 am for more than 4,000 preschoolers.

 

Head Start Holiday Show 2018

 

Spreading the gift of joy to thousands of underprivileged children during the holiday season has been a long-time tradition of the Rotary Club of El Paso. For over 25 years, the club has hosted this holiday event particularly for Head Start children of El Paso.

 

Head Start Holiday Show 2018

 

“The Rotary Club of El Paso is very appreciative to continue the tradition of this Children’s Holiday Show,” said AC Sanders, Rotary Club of El Paso President. “We wish to be an inspiration for serving and giving the gift of joy to our children in the El Paso area.”

 

Head Start Holiday Show 2018

 

This year’s Rotary Club holiday celebration will bring to life “STAR Power in the North Pole” a Christmas play, produced and performed by Head Start employees.  Head Start children will sing along with Santa and other favorite characters as Santa’s little helpers learn to stay calm in order to finish making all the toys on time.

 

Head Start Holiday Show 2018

 

The El Paso Rotary helps disadvantage children in our community and through a partnership with community organizations, the club has been able to reach out to more kids than ever. For this particular event, the local Rotary partners with Walmart-West employees, Books Are Gems and the El Paso County to help with the use of the Coliseum, gift collection and distribution.

 

Head Start Holiday Show 2018

 

After enjoying the holiday show, Rotarians provide children holiday stockings filled with gifts, goodies and a hard-bound children’s book. “We’re very excited to see how much the children enjoy this day during the holiday season,” said Sanders. “And we are very grateful to be part of a community that comes together to make this happen.”

 

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Head Start is a federally funded early childhood education and development program for children of low-income families.   It promotes school readiness in children by enhancing social and cognitive development through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services.