St. Rose, LA, December 22, 2018 – There was an extra day of Christmas for children in St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Charles Parishes over the weekend!
GSmith Motorsports and the Rose Casino, along with Glen Smith, Gary Smith, Sr., and Senator Gary Smith, Jr. delivered brand new bicycles to children…with a little help from Santa, too!
Left: Santa with St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin, Jr. and Our 2018 Volunteers
This year’s special delivery took Santa and his helpers throughout the River Parishes. Partnering with the local Sheriff's Departments, the children and their parents were invited to locations closest to them to pick up their bicycles.
At the end on the day, 150 bicycles had been distributed to some very excited children!
“This has brought all of us so much joy. Seeing the excitement on the kids’ faces as they arrived, the happiness of the parents and grandparents that brought them, it’s unbelievable. Our organizers and the volunteers worked so hard for months to make this a special experience for the kids; I hope that the kids and their families enjoyed today as much as we all did” – Glen D. Smith, CEO GSmith Motorsports & The Magnolia Companies of LA, LLC
“We hope that the families we met today have enjoyed this as much as we have; we hope that they all have a wonderful holiday season.” – Gary Smith, Sr., President GSmith Motorsports & The Magnolia Companies of LA, LLC.
Above & Below: Loaded up and ready to go!
Below: Glen D. Smith, John Bombara of GSmith Motorsports, Santa, and Gary Smith, Sr.
Below: From Left to right Gary Smith, Sr., Sherriff Mike Tregre, The Big Man, and Glen Smith.
Above:: Testing for road readiness!
Above Santa with Gary Smith, Sr.,St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran, Glen D. Smith, Sen. Gary Smith, Jr.,and some of St. Charles Parish’s finest!
*Author’s Note: All pictures property and courtesy of Images by Robert T. We did not include any pictures of the children and families, so as to protect their privacy and security.