Jessie Baker Christmas Luncheon
Wednesday, December 16th the Rotary Club of Elk Grove met at Project R.I.D.E. arena for lunch and the Christmas Party for students at Jessie Baker school.  Established in 1962, Jessie Baker is one of the most remarkable schools in the Elk Grove district, and it has the distinction of being the first public school for children with severe disabilities in the state of California. 
The Rotary Club of Elk Grove has been hosting this luncheon for over 40 years, providing funding for presents that Santa gives to the children at the Jessie Baker Christmas party.  Our Rotary Inner Wheel Club graciously wrapped the 180 gifts distributed by Santa this year.  Jessie Baker teachers do the shopping to insure the right gift is given to the right child.
We had a wonderful turnout and Kudos go to program chair, Ron Suter, co-chair Les Willmon, songstress Patti Suter, Santa's helpers Maryl Lee Babcock and granddaughter Leilani - just to name a few helpers, and of course, Santa (Bob Lent) for making this another successful, fun and heart whelming event.
Thanks also to Red Oak BBQ who provided lunch and donated 100% of the proceeds back to Project R.I.D.E. Our Club then added to that donation with an additional check for $1,000 to Project R.I.D.E.