Santa visits Head Start

December 19, 2013 

Santa Gift Whisper Energy NW

Ester Acosta, 4, whispers her Christmas wish into Santa's ear Thursday during the Energy Northwest holiday party at Head Start in Pasco. More than 400 children at in Benton and Franklin counties were treated to gifts donated by Energy Northwest employees this past week at 11 different parties. It's the 36th year the employees have held the program. Brad Sawatzke, chief nuclear officer at the Richland plant, portrays Santa. Acosta's mom is Bernarda Alatorre of Pasco.

BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Ester Acosta, 4, whispers her Christmas wish into Santa’s ear Thursday during the Energy Northwest holiday party at Head Start in Pasco. More than 400 children in Benton and Franklin counties received gifts donated by the nuclear plant employees this week at 11 different parties. It’s the 36th year the employees have sponsored the program. Brad Sawatzke, chief nuclear officer at the Richland plant, stood in as Santa. Acosta's mom is Bernarda Alatorre of Pasco.

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