El Jugue­tazo resched­uled

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CH­ESTER­FIELD — The El Jugue­tazo event orig­i­nally sched­uled for Satur­day, Jan. 6, has been resched­uled. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m., Satur­day, at L.C. Bird High School, 10301 Court­house Road.

El Jugue­tazo pro­vides at least one new toy to chil­dren of fam­i­lies in need. At the event, fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties and in­for­ma­tion will be pro­vided by nu­mer­ous pri­vate busi­nesses, non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions and ser­vice providers.

El Jugue­tazo com­mem­o­rates Three Kings Day dur­ing the first week of Jan­uary. For many in Spain, Latin Amer­ica and Asia, the day is as im­por­tant, if not more im­por­tant, than Christ­mas. Ac­cord­ing to bib­li­cal ac­counts, the Three Kings, or Wise Men — Gas­par, Mel­chior and Balt­hazar — vis­ited the baby Je­sus bear­ing gifts of gold, frank­in­cense and myrrh. For many Latin Amer­i­can youths, the kings, not Santa, are the star gift­givers of the sea­son.

This event is or­ga­nized by Ch­ester­field County’s Mul­ti­cul­tural Li­ai­son’s Of­fice along with Richmond’s Mul­ti­cul­tural Af­fairs Of­fice and Tele­mu­ndo Richmond

Reg­is­tra­tion is not re­quired. Chil­dren up to 15 years old will re­ceive gifts.

Do­na­tions are wel­comed.

Call 796-7085 for more in­for­ma­tion about this event.

This year’s spon­sors are An­them Health­keep­ers, Sun Trust, Ed­mund Meade At­tor­ney and Toys for Tots.

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