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Latino Daily News

Thursday December 22, 2011

Santa’s Latino Cousin ‘Pancho Clos’ Visits Texas Children

Santa’s Latino Cousin ‘Pancho Clos’ Visits Texas Children

Photo: Children at a Texas shopping center were able to meet Santa Claus’ Latino cousin Pancho Clos over the weekend.

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Children at a Texas shopping center were able to meet Santa Claus’ Latino cousin Pancho Clos over the weekend.

The jolly visitor shared celebrated the Christmas season with the children of Lubbock, Texas, and made sure each one left with something to ensure that no one was left out this Christmas.

According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, the Mexican-themed cousin is a decades old tradition for the residents.

An escort made up of members of the Hispanic Police Officers Association escorted Pancho Clos to the Maggie Trejo Super Center where Santa’s relative, along with the HPOA, gave out more than 1,000 donated toys. More than 2,000 bags of candy and snacks were donated as well.

Sunday’s gift-giving was the 40th year of the event starring the sombrero-clad man.

Along with the goodies and toys, the children all sat on Pancho’s lap and told them their Christmas wishes.

The event was sponsored by the American G.I. Forum, a nonprofit organization for veterans.


See photos from the event here.