Santa Claus made a last-minute trip to the Tri-state on Tuesday, spending part of Christmas Eve to participate in the Golden Shores Fire Department’s Toys for Joy program.
The fire truck that was carrying Santa made 28 stops around town and, at every stop, children were waiting for him to receive their gifts.
“We’ve been doing the Toys for Joy program for over 30 years now,” said Chad Villamor, Golden Shores Fire Department Fire Chief. “The toys were donated by our residents and this year, the California Highway Patrol donated some toys to the program as well.”
Villamor said that the gifts go to children ages 13 and under.
“Seeing the smiles on all the kid’s faces when they get their gifts makes the program that much better,” said Villamor.