Spirit of Christmas shines bright

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Children enjoyed playing on slides, walks on the beach and a Christmas lunch as well as a personal gift from Santa Claus.

The spirit of Christmas giving was shining brightly in Malibu’s Paradise Cove where more than 300 homeless children were transported in eight buses from 12 shelters from Los Angeles and Ventura counties for the School on Wheels holiday party.

The children were treated to rides on the slides, walking on the beach and a Christmas lunch, ending with a personal gift from Santa Claus.

On behalf of the homeless children, School on Wheels thanks the following who make this possible every year: Bob Morris, owner of Paradise Cove Beach Café; Steve Dalberg, owner of Paradise Cove; Rick Hardy, manager of Paradise Cove; Glenn and Garner Gerson, and Fred Sabbagh from Calamigos Ranch; Pablo and all the employees of the Paradise Cove Beach Café; Barbara Rude and all the lovely ladies, residents in Paradise Cove; Los Angeles County Fire Department Engine No. 71; Los Angeles Sheriff Helicopter No. N96350; Los Angeles Sheriff Unit Cars, California Highway Patrol, Zuma Beach lifeguards, the STAR Program, Carol Lee, School on Wheels; and last but definitely not least, Jay, better known as Santa Claus.