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Join CVFD in Spreading Holiday Cheer

BY CVFD  holiday-cheer

The Chino Valley Fire District asks the public to join our firefighters in spreading holiday cheer through the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. Off-duty Chino Valley Fire personnel will be collecting toys at their annual toy drive event on Saturday December 3, 2016 and Sunday December 4, 2016, from 8am to 5pm in front of Wal-Mart in the City of Chino (3943 Grand Avenue). The Chino Valley Fire Professional Firefighters Union will offer free photos with Santa Claus from 10am to 4:30pm during the toy drive. All new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment collected during the toy drive will be distributed to local charities serving the Cities of Chino and Chino Hills.

CVFD will continue collecting donations at all seven fire stations and Fire Administration through December 24, 2016, in partnership with ABC 7’s Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Chino Valley Fire District locations:

  • Fire Station 61: 5078 Schaefer Avenue, Chino
  • Fire Station 62: 5551 Butterfield Ranch Road, Chino Hills
  • Fire Station 63: 7550 Kimball Avenue, Chino
  • Fire Station 64: 16231 Canon Lane, Chino Hills
  • Fire Station 65: 12220 Ramona Avenue, Chino
  • Fire Station 66: 13707 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills
  • Fire Station 67: 5980 Riverside Drive, Chino
  • Fire Administration: 14011 City Center Drive, Chino Hills

Each year, we receive many donations for young children, but are always short on items for children between the ages of 11 and 18. Suggested donations for children that fall within that age range include: earphones, gift cards, sunglasses, skateboards, scooters, basketballs, footballs, blow driers, curling irons, and flat irons.

Your continued support and donations are very much appreciated and will go a long way to help brighten the holiday season for many children throughout the Chino Valley.

 

Walnut: Walking In A Wrangler Wonderland

By Kelli Giles

First graders rocked out during “Christmas Conga.” (Photo Courtesy: Kelli Gile)

First graders rocked out during “Christmas Conga.” (Photo Courtesy: Kelli Gile)

Walnut – Westhoff Elementary presented its annual Spark of Love toy drive and holiday extravaganza on December 19. Students filled boxes with hundreds of new toys for needy children.            “For 22 years we’ve been making the lives of other children really special at this time of year,” said Principal Denise Rendon.

The Spark of Love toy drive is co-sponsored by Southland Firefighters and KABC7. Firefighters from Walnut Station #146 delivered the donations to needy children in the Los Angeles area.

“This holiday spirit restores the true meaning of Christmas. It shows us that everyone here has a chance to give to the less fortunate. And you’ve all truly done that here,” commented Captain Russell Blackschleger.

Each grade level took to the stage to perform a special holiday song. Westhoff parents and family members filled the school amphitheater for the school’s signature event.

Kindergarteners wearing adorable oversized t-shirts and red scarves and mittens opened the show with “White Christmas.” 1st Graders took the stage for “Christmas Conga” and 2nd Graders sang and danced with giant candy canes during “Candy Cane Jane.” 3rd Graders joined the holiday program with “Christmas Cookies” followed by the 4th Grade class singing, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” 5th Graders showed their gymnastic, roller blade, dance, and baton talents during the high-energy “Big Time Rush.”

Westhoff staff members performed a holiday line dance with Santa and his elves during the Walking in a Winter Wonderland finale.