Lompoc city councilman Jim Mosby hosts his third annual Lompoc Community Snow Day, an event that gives kids a chance to play in real snow and meet Santa Clause.
Snowmen, hot cocoa, sledding, and of course Santa Clause. Kids gathered enjoying a snow day right there in sunny California.
” Today is special because my family came, and we had a lot of snowball fights,” said Snow Day participant Galilea Magdaleno.
Preparations started weeks in advance, including everything from ordering a big slide so kids can go sledding down a snowy hill to making the snow. Councilman Mosby welcomed all to come free of charge and enjoy the 35 tons of snow made and transported just for the event.
” My kids heard about it at school and they have never seen the snow so, they were like oh it’s going to be real snow and I didn’t want to crush their dreams, so here we are,” said Lompoc resident Heather Garcia.
Donations from community members along with 20 to 30 volunteers helped make this day become a reality.
” It’s great they are able to do something for the community, especially for the little ones,” said Lompoc resident Jennifer Zarate.
Mosby says he started doing Snow Days to make sure every child in the community gets a chance to see Santa.
” One of the things that really stimulated me to do this was when I found out children have to spend five dollars to see Santa, and when I heard that I thought that was ridiculous,” said Mosby.
The Community Snow Day will continue through the weekend from 10am to 8pm on both Saturday and Sunday.