Students win a ride with Santa in recognition of calendar sales
Students from three local elementary schools had the opportunity to ride in a place of honor with Santa Claus aboard a Redlands Fire Truck during the Redlands Christmas Parade, kicking off the City’s 125th Anniversary Year celebration Saturday, Dec. 1.
The students received the honor in recognition of their efforts to support the City celebration through the sale of 125th Anniversary Redlands calendars. The calendar sale also served as a fund raiser for their schools.
The students riding in Saturday’s parade included Alyssa Montenegro, a third-grader from Smiley Elementary School, Savannah Rain Mullenix, a first-grader from Franklin Elementary School, and first-grader Kelsie Jere, from Lugonia Elementary School.
The students also received gift certificates to Baskin-Robbins and Krikorian Premiere Theatres from Mayor Pete Aguilar, Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster and the Redlands Chamber of Commerce.
A limited number of 125th Anniversary commemorative Redlands calendars are still available through Pennington Designs, 19 E. Citrus Ave., Suite 104. The calendars are $20, including tax, with portions of the proceeds benefiting one of the participating schools and the City’s anniversary celebration.
PHOTO CAPTION: Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, left, and Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster, pose with third-grader Alyssa Montenegro, from Smiley Elementary School, first-grader Savannah Rain Mullenix, from Franklin Elementary School, and first-grader Kelsie Jere, from Lugonia Elementary School, before boarding a fire engine for the Redlands Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 1. Photo credit: Stephen Wormser.