The Coast News Group

Friends make teens holiday bright

RANCHO SANTA FE — With the arrival of the holidays, members of Friends of San Pasqual Academy once again hosted its annual Holiday Party Dec. 10 for the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy.Ellie Cunningham created beautiful Christmas stockings for all the youngsters and Monica Sheets made name tags for them. Patty and Marc Brutten purchased a special gift for every student again this year (rumored to be an Ipod Touch). Carole Markstein purchased many raffle items, Jennifer and Steve Dunn delivered iTune gift cards for all the students and Shelby Strong decorated sugar cookies again with the foster teens. Karen Ventura baked more than 500 cookies for this activity.

Nina and Larry Williams donated hair products from Sojourn, Donna Herrick donated new clothing from Sidestreet Boutique in South Lake Tahoe and Stephanie Jensen purchased gift cards for all the foster teens.

Joining the Friends, National Charity League Chapters and Torrey Pines High School National Honors Society collected pajama pants, under the direction of Teri Summerhays. Friends of San Pasqual Academy, due to the support of many, also provided a beanie, sweat pants and a sweatshirt with the school logo.