Christmas came early to 64 boys and girls in Fort Lupton. On Saturday, Dec. 21, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at American Legion Post 102 in Fort Lupton.
They handed out gifts and treats to 33 boys and 31 girls in the Legion hall. The event, “Operation Smiles for Kids,” was the brainchild of Cindy, Rudy and Royce Thomas, all members of the American Legion. They sent letters to local scchols, day cares and churches, asking for a list of families that might need a little assistance.