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Regency Place student has holiday wish come true

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Jonathen was speechless after finding out his Christmas wish had been granted by Santa.

When Jonathen Rodriguez Garcia wrote about his good deeds and his Christmas wish during the H-E-B Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 29, he had no idea if Santa would have time to read his letter. On Dec. 19, donning a Santa hat, Katherine Crabtree of H-E-B entered second grade teacher Laura Randolph’s classroom to grant his wish.  

The entire class was surprised with holiday treats and Jonathen received a special gift for being a good boy this year. One student’s belief in Santa was confirmed as she exclaimed, “You see! Santa is real!” Each of the kids had the chance to reach into a big holiday bag and pull a prize. Jonathen received a holiday children’s book and a toy helicopter from Santa. Jonathen's mom, Janette, was there to take plenty of photos.

Regency Place also received a special gift as they were surprised with $500 to put towards school supplies. These holiday deliveries are a way for H-E-B to give back to the community in hopes of providing a happier holiday to youth throughout the city.

Jonathen and class

H-E-B representatives, Laura Randolph (Top Center) and H-E-B representatives gather around Jonathen and his fellow classmates after the big surprise.


Posted on December 19, 2013