'Tis the season in Lucerne Valley

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

In a town known for its volunteering spirit, Christmas is a busy season.

December kicked off with plenty of Christmas events in Lucerne Valley last weekend, including the annual Children’s Christmas Party held by the Lucerne Valley Roadrunners.

Children and their parents packed Goulding Hall at Lucerne Valley Elementary School for Saturday’s free event, which gave local kids an opportunity to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and tell them what they want for Christmas.

Holiday tunes were sung by the Gloryland Band, and children interacted with miniature horses from the Flying F Ranch and llamas provided by Lynn Baggett.

Each child in attendance received a free stocking stuffed with goodies. Diane Holland of the Roadrunners said 136 stockings were handed out, and she estimated that nearly 300 people attended the event.

Also on Saturday, New Life Ministries and the San Bernardino County Fire Department participated in a “Stuff an Ambulance” event to benefit local teens at San Bernardino County Fire Station 8.

Volunteers accepted goodies, necessities and donations for kids ages 13-17. Families in need of the items can contact Pam at (760) 684-3382 to sign up for the giveaway. The deadline for signups is Dec. 14, and items can be picked up at Trimmers Hair Salon on Dec. 22.

See Page 1 and Page 5 of this week's print edition of The Leader for photos from Saturday’s Christmas charity events.

On Sunday night, the Crossroads BMX track in Lucerne Valley held an event to collect toys for the Roadrunners’ annual Christmas giveaway. Due to The Leader’s Monday print deadline, photos and information from the event will appear in the Dec. 12 Leader.