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East Aldine District DRIVE & DASH distributes 500 gifts

Drive & Dash organizers included Natalie Perez, Natalie Lumbreras, Santa, and Veronica Sanches.

East Aldine District was in the Holiday spirit last Saturday, Dec. 19th when they held a Christmas Drive & Dash Toy giveaway at the Town Center on Aldine Mail Route.

The drive was the idea of Natalie Lumbreras, who saw the success of the Halloween Caravan, which gave out sweets and treats through the East Aldine neighborhoods, and she thought a similar community event would be appropriate for Christmas.

Over 500 toys were collected or donated by sponsors, and given out on Saturday, as families drove through the Lone Star College parking lot.

The event also included a visit from Santa, live DJ music, monster truck and hot rod car club display, an Astrobot and many more exhibits.

East Aldine District staff that helped stage the event included Natalie Perez, Veronica Sanches, and Richard Cantu.

The Armando Walle family joined the volunteer workers, and was also a Sponsor of the event.

All Photos courtesy of ev1pro and East Aldine District. MORE PHOTOS in the print edition.