A little piece of the North Pole landed at Geggie Elementary
on Thursday. Room 18 transformed from a regular classroom into the headquarters for the school's annual Toy Day to benefit families in need in the community.
Geggie students brought in more than 400 gifts for the cause. They were organized by age group and on display. Then, one by one, 28 class groups entered and picked out which gifts would be delivered to which families.
Reading specialists Diana Ayres, Lisa Jarvis and Jennifer Schwentker served as Santa's helpers, keeping the gifts organized and helping the students bag the presents once they had made their choices.
Geggie has been holding Toy Day since 2012. It gives students the satisfaction of not only donating a gift to other children but also "shopping" for which gifts they think will add to the happiness of specific families in their community during the holiday season.