By Fred Barton, Airman & Family Readiness Manager, 152nd Airlift Wing
/ Published January 10, 2020
Santa and Mrs. Clause traded their sleigh for a Nevada Air National Guard Fire Truck as they arrived at the Boys and Girls club of Truckee Meadows and was greeted by excited kids of all ages at the 2019 Children's Christmas party hosted at the Boys and Girls Club of Nevada, Reno, Nev. December 14, 2019.
The Nevada Air National Guard Airman and Family Readiness Program Manager and Nevada Army National Guard Child and Youth Coordinator hosted its annual Christmas party for 450, Military families, Veterans and Wounded warriors. The Nevada National Guard Family Programs converted the Boys and Girls club into a winter wonderland, with food, games, letters to Santa and pictures with Santa. The Nevada National Guard Family Programs could never coordinate an event of this magnitude without support from our local community partners. Special Thanks goes to Northern Nevada United Service Organizations (USO) for donating all the Food, Drinks and assorted pizza. Also, a special thanks go to the following supporting organizations:
152d Airlift Wing Morale, Welfare and Recreation group with funds to support the event, New West Distributing, and Model Dairy for donating Water, Milk and Juice, Reno Harrah’s Hotel for donating Christmas cookies, Reno chapter of the American Red Cross for serving all the food, Blue Star mothers of Northern Nevada, for making popcorn and cotton candy, Military OneSource, and the 152nd Airlift Wing Key Volunteers
Thanks for everyone who participated to make this an exciting, memorable and fun event for all who attended!