[label style=”default”]photos by Angela Yates/Main Attraction Photography[/label]

Just when you thought that Christmas only rolls around once a year, the Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches came through with Christmas in July!  In the “holiday” spirit of giving, 1,000 people attended a day-long beach event at South Carlsbad State Beach and raised $24,000 to go toward local programs, events and facilities at the South Carlsbad State Beach Campfire Center.  Ralph Berger, long-time South Carlsbad State Beach volunteer, entertained the children as Santa at Christmas in July, as well as FCCSB volunteer face-painter Lisa Whitwell who provided her services to transform kiddos during the event.