Elton Gallegly

Rep. Elton Gallegly and Friends Operation Toy Drop Deliver to Military Families on Sunday

U.s. Rep. Elton Gallegly’s wife, Janice counts assembled toys at their Simi Valley residence for Sunday’s delivery by Santa

And, Santa is arriving in an Air Force C-130.

From the press release:

In a community thank you to military families at Naval Base Ventura County, the U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly and Friends Operation Toy Drop will once again present toys and food primarily to families who have a service member who has been deployed, is deployed or is scheduled to be deployed.

When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Naval Base Ventura County, when Santa will arrive from the North Pole on an Air Force C-130 bearing gifts for the children. (Interested media are requested to call Vance Vasquez, Naval Base Ventura County Public Affairs Office, at (805) 989-8095 by COB on Thursday Dec. 1.)

And, Rep. Gallegly, his friends and family will distribute:

  • Approximately 500 bicycles, battery-operated quads, and tricycles
  • Approximately 750 age- and gender-appropriate gift bags with toys and/or sporting goods

In addition, food to be distributed on another date will include:

  • 400 hams
  • 400 Marie Callender’s pies
  • 2,000 pounds of potatoes

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend, since I will be in Las Vegas running the Las Vegas Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. But, this will be a fine event.

I want to thank the Congressman and his wife, Janice for showing me around their home last Saturday.

And, the big exit question: Will Rep. Gallegly be running for re-election next year? If so, then which Congressional District?

This was discussed, but will have to wait for another post  – I don’t want to detract from Santa’s arrival.