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Christmas redone for families

by | Jan 28, 2016 | Life & Style

The Santillamo family of Blue Ridge, which lost their home and sustained injuries in the Dec. 26 tornado, check out a table full of treats at the Do-Over Christmas event hosted at Farmersville VFW Post 7426. Pictured in front are Hayti, Junior and Michael, with Mom and Dad, Zuleyma and Jose, behind.

The Santillamo family of Blue Ridge, which lost their home and sustained injuries in the Dec. 26 tornado, check out a table full of treats at the Do-Over Christmas event hosted at Farmersville VFW Post 7426. Pictured in front are Hayti, Junior and Michael, with Mom and Dad, Zuleyma and Jose, behind.

A room brimming with gifts awaited area families who were victims of the Dec. 26 tornados in a Do-Over Christmas hosted over the weekend by Farmersville VFW Post 7426 in conjunction with a number of motorcycle clubs across Texas.

Christmas gifts replacing ones lost in the tornado were given to about 20 families and children got to thank Santa Claus, who arrived at the VFW astride a shop-built chopper tricycle. Santa was Earnest Matthews of Van Alstyne, a member of Lone Star Santas.

The event was put together by Bikers United Disaster Relief Teams (BUDRT), which contacted the VFW to volunteer its manpower and expertise, VFW Post Commander Darrell Moore reported.

By Joe Reavis • Staff Writer • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Jan. 28 edition or click here for the e-Edition.

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