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Walking in a Wrangler Wonderland

NEWS                                                                                     Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    880 S. Lemon Avenue
December 19, 2014                                                               Walnut, CA 91789


Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204
Walking in a Wrangler Wonderland
Westhoff presents 22nd Annual Spark of Love holiday program

WALNUT, CA-- Westhoff Elementary presented its annual Spark of Love toy drive and holiday extravaganza on December 19.

Students filled boxes with hundreds of new toys for needy children.  

“For 22 years we’ve been making the lives of other children really special at this time of year,” said Principal Denise Rendon.

The Spark of Love toy drive is co-sponsored by Southland Firefighters and KABC7.

Firefighters from Walnut Station #146 would later deliver the donations to needy children in the Los Angeles area.

“This holiday spirit restores the true meaning of Christmas. It shows us that everyone here has a chance to give to the less fortunate. And you’ve all truly done that here,” commented Captain Russell Blackschleger.

Each grade level took to the stage to perform a special holiday song. Westhoff parents and family members filled the school amphitheater for the school’s signature event.

Kindergarteners wearing adorable oversized t-shirts, and red scarves and mittens opened the show with “White Christmas.”

 First graders took the stage for “Christmas Conga” and second graders sang and danced with giant candy canes during “Candy Cane Jane.”

Third graders joined the holiday program with “Christmas Cookies” followed by the fourth grade class singing “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree.”

Fifth graders showed their gymnastic, roller blade, dance, and baton talents during the high-energy “Big Time Rush.”

Westhoff staff members performed a holiday line dance with Santa and his elves during the Walking in a Winter Wonderland finale.


Westhoff Elementary students donated hundreds of new toys during the 22nd Annual Spark of Love program on December 19. 

Westhoff kindergarners opened the show singing “White Christmas” on December 19.  

First graders rocked out during “Christmas Conga.” 

Second grader cowboys and cowgirls performed the story of “ Candy Cane Jane.”

Third graders performed “Christmas Cookies” at the Spark of Love holiday program on December 19. 

Fourth graders wore groovy Christmas tree shades during “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” 

Fifth graders showed their talents during “Big Time Rush.” 

Westhoff students loved the surprise snow delivered by Santa and his elves during the staff finale!