HO HO HO and a Merry Christmas! On Saturday, December 12, more than 2,000 Santas came out to play for Santa Run Texas, the largest Santa gathering in the Lone Star State! And we Plano Profile magazine were there to take part in the action.

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As official media sponsor of the event, Plano Profile magazine teamed up with Vignette Mobile Studio to bring a fun “photo booth in a van” experience to the festivities…And what fun we all had! We welcomed Santas of all shapes and sizes who piled into the retro-fitted 1971 VW van to take all kinds of silly self portraits. Scroll down to see the full gallery of snaps below!

Elsewhere in the Santa Run arena, the event was a great success! Officially inaugurated with a drive-by that saw Santa in a stylish Jaguar sleigh (sponsored by Park Place Plano), more than 2,000 participants took part in this fun and festive gathering which included a 5K run and a 1-mile walk. Funds raised go to the #HIPsters (Hugely Important People) at My Possibilities in Plano, a full day continued learning program for adults with disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Prader-Willi, head injuries, etc.) in North Texas. In fact, the organization is the FIRST full day, full year continuing education program in Collin County for disabled Texans who have “aged out” of secondary education.

Santa in his stylish Jaguar “sleigh”

Congratulations to My Possibilities for hosting a fabulous event—we’re already looking forward to next year! And a big thank you to Vignette Mobile Studio for joining Plano Profile on this adventure!

The following collection of photos were taken at Santa Run Texas 2015 hosted at Dr Pepper in Legacy Plano by My Possibilities. [print_gllr id=3204]

My Possibilities

A safe haven. A home away from home. These are just a couple of ways that people refer to an organization in Plano called My Possibilities. This nonprofit serves as a continuing education and vocational training program for adults with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. Such individuals can have a wide range of diagnoses including Autism, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injuries and neurological disorders, among others.

The unique individuals that attend My Possibilities are lovingly referred to as HIPsters–Hugely Important People. Qualified staff provide education and therapy to more than 175 HIPsters every day and nearly 350 each week.

Today, My Possibilities is considered a leader in the local community and throughout North Texas, providing vocational training and educational opportunities in the areas of independent living skills development, as well as health and wellness for adults with disabilities.

More specifically, the organization is the first full-day, full-year continuing education program in Collin County for disabled Texans who have “aged out” of secondary education.

My Possibilities
1631 Dorchester Dr.
Plano, TX 75075

Vignette Mobile Studio

Vignette is a mobile photo booth in a vintage 1971 VW bus. This unique photo booth bus is available to rent for weddings, corporate events, baby showers, birthdays and more!


Rebecca Silvestri

Rebecca Silvestri is the vice president of Sales & Marketing. She is also the wife of Philip Silvestri, publisher of Local Profile. In a previous life, Rebecca was a math teacher in London and the...