Santa Ana police bring joy and pizza to St. Francis home


“You scored big time, girl,” Wanda Watson said to Virginia “Jenny” Simonelli as her friend unwrapped several festive sweatshirts and tops that were specifically picked for the 98-year-old resident of the St. Francis Home. Throughout the dining rooms where residents gathered, similar “ooh” and “aah” moments occurred at the annual dinner and gift-giving event hosted by the Santa Ana Police Department. Since 2006, pandemic years notwithstanding, residents of St. Francis Home, a non-profit home run for the last 78 years by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of Mexico, have been recipients of a hot dinner, a visit…

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