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By Jason Lewis (Sports Editor)
Published December 31, 2011

Council-member Herb Wesson enjoy the holiday season with his grandson, P.J.

City Council President-elect Herb Wesson’s annual Winter Wonderland was again a great hit this year for over 1,200 area residents and at-risk kids.

Hosted at Council District 10 District Office, the event provided toys for every boy and girl who attended, and featured a snow slide with real snow, lunch and special visit from Santa Claus.

“The holidays are about kids, and it’s always gratifying to do something special for at-risk kids at this time of year,” said Wesson, who will assume the presidency of the Los Angeles City Council on January 2, 2012.  “We want to keep these kids and their future in mind as we look to confronting the challenges our entire city faces in the coming New Year.”

Wesson’s community partners this year included Community Build, Inc., the 101 Enterprises Foundation, the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council, the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council, Clean and Green, Pamore Pizza, Coca Cola, who provided juice, and McDonalds, who provided fruit snacks.

Also key to the success of the event were the many Wesson volunteers, who donated their time and energy to making the holidays special for families in need.

“I’m blessed to have such dedicated and generous partners in the community who always step-up to help others,” said Wesson.  “That’s what the holidays are about.”

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