Even cloudy skies couldn't dampen the Christmas spirit at the Community-Academic Partners in Service (CAPS) annual Christmas Fiesta Dec. 1.
The event hosted over 240 children from San Bernardino at the SACHS Norton Clinic who were partnered with a volunteer "big buddy" and made the rounds of the Christmas Village.
Activities included face painting, cookie decorating and candy-cane-reindeer making, as well as a petting zoo, bean bag toss games, caricature drawings, and a photo with Santa.
Parents were also treated to goodie bags and activities by the Azure Hills Church.
At the end of the event, each participating child received a Christmas gift donated by volunteers and local organizations. And, thanks to the generosity of donors, CAPS again received a surplus of gifts, which were donated to various local organizations to help spread the good cheer.
Over 290 volunteers from Loma Linda University, local churches and organizations made the event a success.