On December 15th, 2019, the El Valle Community Center celebrated the holidays with its annual Christmas Party and gift give-away. Over 100 participants attended the afternoon event, including families with young children, high school students, and community members. The event was held in the dining room, which was festooned with holiday decorations, lights, and a decorated Christmas tree. Festivities included gingerbread house making and decorating and an appearance by Santa, who distributed a gift to every child present.
During the event, center and library staff circulated to collect sign-ups for a free raffle and provide information about the importance of rural participation in the upcoming 2020 Census.