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Santa Claus greets 700 kids at Marco Forster Middle School on Dec. 13. Photo: Courtesy of the Rotary Club of San Juan Capistrano.
Santa Claus greets 700 kids at Marco Forster Middle School on Dec. 13. Photo: Courtesy of the Rotary Club of San Juan Capistrano.

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On Dec. 13, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus greeted 700 local San Juan kids atop a fire engine during the Rotary Club’s annual Saturday morning Santa’s visit at Marco Forster Middle School for 5- to 10-year-olds. Two hundred volunteers helped with the event—70 from Marco Forster Middle School, 60 from San Juan Hills High School and 60 from Capo Valley High School—and Principal Carrie Bertini’s students wrapped more than 700 gifts a few days prior to the event. Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted each child individually and presented each with a wrapped gift. While waiting for their turn to see Santa, student volunteers entertained the kids with games, songs and face painting.

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