Fifty children, ages 5 through 7, participated in this year’s annual Christmas party at the Harbor Boys and Girls Club on December 5th.

Each year the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates hosts this event for the local children supported by the Key Club and KIWINS from the Peninsula and Palos Verdes High Schools.

The children not only received presents from Santa and Missis Claus but were treated to a lunch of pizza and chicken.

Gift making was a key element of the party to instill in the children, at this early age, that the presents were a help up and not a handout. Each child constructed a gift for their families as part of this program.

Santa this year was played be Ben Carter and Missis Claus was played by Georgette Perez.