A local toy, food and collection drive for the holidays has been deemed a success, according to event organizers. What started out as a modestly-sized event to have pictures taken with Santa last year became the Fill Santa's Bus event this year, and the community met expectations and then some, according to event organizer Sherry Gilleland.
With pre-donations, she says the bus was half-full when the drive got started Saturday.
All items collected will go to help local organizations help the less-fortunate this holiday season. Gilleland thanks everyone who volunteered and donated in helping make the drive a success.