All across the district students in the AVANCE program got to meet and greet the man of the season. On December 18-19 Santa Claus, along with his special helpers from Fred Loya Insurance, delivered gifts to students in 53 classrooms at nine Harlandale schools. Every child received a personalized gift along with a new book and a candy cane. The kids were excited to rip off the wrapping paper and show off what they got.
Fred Loya Insurance has partnered with AVANCE for several years to give to students special Christmas gifts. The group raises money throughout the year to help purchase, wrap, label and deliver the presents.