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Students Get Early Holiday Treat
Students Get Early Holiday Treat

Hundreds of kids at an elementary school received an early holiday treat Wednesday. North Las Vegas Police teamed up with AmeriCorps volunteers to bring toys and other gifts to kids at Lincoln Edison Elementary School.

Students received winter clothing, board games and toys. More than 700 students participated in the early Christmas.

The police officers say meeting with the kids is a chance to interact with them on a personal level.

"It is a good example for us to reach out to the kids, especially in a time like this with the holiday season,” North Las Vegas Police Lt. Dennis Nowakowski said. “They get to see us outside the scope of our normal day-to-day duties and get a chance to meet us on a much more personal level.”

AmeriCorps volunteers wrapped more than 4,000 presents for the children.