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Needy kids get treated to Christmas on the Corridor
by Tribune Staff
Dec 18, 2011 | 1773 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Four-year-old Vanessa Cherry receives a gift from Santa Saturday afternoon as part of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department Christmas on the Corridor.
RENO — Community volunteers joined the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Saturday to distribute gifts to thousands of needy children and seniors who live along Reno’s 4th, 5th and 6th streets corridor.

Sponsored by the WCSO and Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association, Christmas on the Corridor started in 1996 with the distribution of cookies and candy to a few hundred children. The event has since grown into a huge annual benefit for those in need, featuring items donated by a generous community.

This year’s event was expected to reach over 2,000 children and seniors who live in the corridor, along with selected students from Washoe County School District elementary schools.

Distribution began at the Livestock Events Center before volunteers headed out to Bavarian World at the corner of 6th Street and Valley Road. There, they helped prepare for the corridor parade.

The parade, with Santa Claus, distributed gifts throughout the area for about an hour.

Four-year-old Vanessa Cherry and three-year-old Anna Rose were among the many happy, smiling children who received gifts from Santa.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association and their partners, both public and private, endeavor to bring Christmas to many children who would otherwise go without. They also sponsor families throughout the year, providing food, clothing, everyday essentials and school supplies.
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