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High schoolers volunteer as elves for Hartford youth holiday party

HARTFORD -- Kids in Hartford were given a Christmas treat on Monday.

During Connecticut Forum's 25th annual Hartford Children's Holiday Party, local kids were treated to gifts, deserts, and a festive celebration.

The annual event serves more than 300 students between ages 4 and 12 in Hartford's Public Schools, and is meant to give them a celebration they may not otherwise get. Plus, a chance to meet Santa!

Target donated gifts to each child, as well as necessities like gloves, tissues and lip balm.

And it wasn't just little kids -- 100 high schoolers from Greater Hartford volunteered as "elves" as part of the Connecticut YOUTH Forum, an outreach program part of CT Forum.