Rotary to supply snow, many volunteers for Operation Snowflake

Operation Snowflake returns on Dec. 1 for youngsters, and Dec. 8 for adults and teens.Operation Snowflake returns on Dec. 1 for youngsters, and Dec. 8 for adults and teens.

The Cupertino Rotary Club is once again teaming up with Via Services for Operation Snowflake. The multi-day, holiday event is for special needs adults and children.

The event sees the creation of a winter celebration at the Via West campus, located within Stevens Creek County Park. Events are planned Dec. 1 for youngsters, and Dec. 8 for adults and teens age 16 and older.

Rotarians along with other community members put together the annual joyful event, which serves more than 200 kids and teens and adults with special needs. Both events will run from noon to 4 p.m.

According to the Rotary Club, the celebration involves more than 100 volunteers. The Dec. 1 event sees 13 tons of snow trucked in to replicate winter conditions that are perfect for sledding and snowball fun. On Dec. 8, snow is substituted by an afternoon of music by the “Grateful Dads” and the San Jose State marching band. Arts and crafts, stocking stuffing, and cookie and tree decorating will be done indoors both days.

The club says that Rotarians have been prepping for this effort since September.

For more information about Cupertino Rotary, click here. For more information about Via Services, click here.

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