Christmastime for the kids

The annual free North Beach Kids Christmas Party takes place at the Ocean Shores Convention Center this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. As many as 500 kids, ages 12 and under from the North Beach and Taholah school districts, will share in more than 1,300 free gifts and holiday treats. Attendees must be accompanied by an adult and identification may be required. The event involves a mountain of free toys and is the result of the annual, yearlong effort to collect, store, haul and hand out the toys and gifts. Coordinated for many years by Donovan and Pat Scott, pictured above, the event enjoys community-wide support and is all accomplished with donations and volunteers. Santa will be present to listen to kids’ Christmas wishes, and gifts and Christmas cookies will be available for all. For more information, call the Scotts at 360-289-4608.