News Release from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

December 15, 2010
CONTACT: Mark Langford at 210-932-2568

Editors and Broadcasters: "Senator Santa" to donate toys, visit seniors in Eagle Pass, Del Rio

Please join Sen. Carlos Uresti, aka Senator Santa, at toy donation events in Eagle Pass and Del Rio on Thursday and Friday.

Sen. Uresti will be giving out some of the 450 toys that were donated last Friday at his 14th Annual Christmas Party at VFW Post 9186 in San Antonio. About one-third of those toys were distributed on Wednesday to Child Protective Services for foster children in the Alamo City. The senator will distribute the remainder to children in Eagle Pass and Del Rio, where he will also be visiting senior citizens.

"Playing Santa is always a highlight of the year for me," Uresti said. "I deeply appreciate the generosity of the people of San Antonio. They know that no child should be left out at Christmas time, and most of the kids we're helping won't get another gift this year."

Thursday, Dec. 16, Senator Santa in Eagle Pass:

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Tamale Brunch for the media, Maverick County Courthouse

11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Early Childhood Center, 636 Kelso Dr.

12:40 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — Willow Creek Adult Nutrition Center, 808 N. Bibb

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. — Fort Duncan Hospital Children's Center, 3333 N. Foster

2:25 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. — Eagle Pass Nursing and Rehab Center, 2550 Zacatecas

Friday, Dec. 17, Senator Santa in Del Rio

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. — Val Verde Nursing and Rehab Center, 100 Herrmann Dr.

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. — Honey Tree Daycare, 3606 Veterans Blvd.

11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — Val Verde Regional Medical Center, 801 Bedell Ave.

Senator Uresti represents Senate District 19, a 55,000 square mile area extending from the city of San Antonio in Bexar County to the Lower Valley of El Paso County.