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Christmas wishes come true for special needs children

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GHENT (WVVA) -- A group of special needs kids received the ultimate snow day.

The Volunteer Youth Department coordinated a full day of Christmas and winter activities at Winterplace Resort.

The kids trimmed the tree, met Santa, got presents, enjoyed hot cocoa and tried snowtubing.  

Staff at Winterplace wanted to make sure these kids have the same opportunity as all other children during the holiday season, but it was also a day to remember what Christmas is really about.

"This is the time of the year when a lot of love is spread around," says Elena Imes with the Youth Department.  "It's time to be with ones that you love, so we try to get as many children here as we can, so they can have a good time with each other and love each other."

The kids were at Winterplace for almost nine hours.  

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