Brigham Young University

Little ones get big surprise from Rotary

There was hardly any squirming in Santa Claus' lap at the Del Mar Rotary's annual Christmas party.

Children from Solana Beach's St. Leo's Head Start program were more than happy to see jolly old St. Nick and their smiles grew even bigger as they each received a Christmas gift of their own.

Since 1991, the Del Mar Rotary has hosted a party for St. Leo's Head Start, which caters to preschool children of low-income families. Their focus is on not only educating and enriching the life of the child but also training parents.

St. Leo's brought 72 children to the Dec. 11 event, the Rotary even provided the school bus transportation to the Del Mar Fairgrounds...