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Local school finds more than presents under Christmas tree

WACOG PRESENTS
WACOG PRESENTS

Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) Head Start on the receiving end of kind Yumans

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT). Some classrooms in Yuma felt the spirit of the holiday season, thanks to a number of giving individuals in our community.

The Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) has 23 Head Start programs throughout Arizona. Each teaches children between the ages of 3 and 5 the essentials before starting kindergarten. For most, they still look to the skies looking for a fellow in a red suit guided by reindeer.

So when Jolly Saint Nick walked into their classroom Thursday, it was mind altering. One parent said that her daughter was "over the moon". Heather Ochoa's daughter and many of her classmates were visited by the man himself, Santa. Along with one of his elves, they gifted toys and clothing donated by some of very kind-hearted Yumans.

Angie Munoz with WACOG received word that the Workers by Name Only group, Desert Cruisers Car Club and Dole came together to collect toys and clothing. Not long after, a local refrigeration company also adopted the school. Quick refrigeration serviced the school's heating and cooling system. But Quick also went above and beyond by fixing cracked stucco on the exterior of the school.

If that wasn't enough, the giving bunch upped the ante and adopted Pecan Grove Elementary students. In total, 89 students received a toy, a blanket and an outfit.

Joe Teposte

Award-Winning Photojournalist, News Professional Trainer, Production, Writer, 20+ Years in Yuma News.

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