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For weeks, the Thousand Oaks girl has been counting down the days. Wednesday morning finally brought the girl a chance to pick out a new pair of pants, a blouse, some heavy socks and a fresh pair of tennis shoes.I wanted to wear my new shoes right away, but I’ll wait until I get home,” she said, as she pointed out such highlights as a new backpack for school and a new blue pair of jeans. Penney’s as part of an annual holiday shopping spree for needy kids Nike KD 7 sponsored by the Westlake Village Noon Rotary Club and Interface Children, Family Services of Ventura County, a nonprofit organization based in Camarillo.This is one of our best community events. I look forward to this every year. It’s a chance to help brighten up Jordan Pro Strong a child’s Christmas,” said Jack Dwyer, a Thousand Oaks resident and Rotarian who accompanied Juana on her store tour.The club raised about $2,500 over the year to fund the event, which lets each child select up to $125 in merchandise. Penney’s agreed to provide up to 25 percent in discounts on all items.I don’t think these kids would see Christmas or have some of these presents otherwise,” said Pauline Garcia, a bilingual caseworker at Interface, who accompanied 12 year old Nancy on her shopping spree.They have a chance to get what they want, something they might not otherwise have,” she said as Nancy, a tall girl with long black hair, paused to look at a pink dress on a rack.Pointing to a white tennis shoe with blue trim and speckled shoe laces that cost more than $90, one child quickly reconsidered and selected another equally dazzling pair at $40.We’re trying to find less expensive tennis shoes so we can try to get at least four or five different items,” said Scott Bradfield, a Moorpark resident who accompanied 12 year old John through the sports and tennis shoes sections of the store as they shopped for sneakers and T shirts.With shopping lists in hand and their Rotary mentors in tow, the 20 girls and boys steadily collected their assortments before heading to the register, where sales clerks rang up the totals.Eight year old Shalena watched with a wide grin as the clerk rang up two new pairs of jeans, a warm winter sweater, and a couple of shirts to match totaling Air Jordan DMP $129.12.It’s nice to see Christmas through the eyes of children. And it helps them stay warm through the year,” said Karen Jordan, a past president of the Westlake Village Noon Rotary Club.2 Photos(2 Color) Air Jordan 7s (Color in CONEJO only) Paulette Dwyer helps Donna try on shoes at at the event sponsored by area civic Air Jordan 9s groups Wednesday for Thousand Oaks and Simi kids.