For the 15th consecutive year, the West Feliciana Sheriff’s Office held its annual toy giveaway in the West Feliciana Middle School’s gym for children in the parish.

Sheriff Austin Daniel said donations from the community paid for more than 300 new toys, and another 250 wooden toys were made by Louisiana State Penitentiary inmates and donated for the children.

He said each child received a new toy and a wooden toy.In addition, dozens of bicycles that were refurbished by the inmates were raffled off to lucky children during the program on Saturday.

The annual giveaway also featured free food and refreshments and a special visit by Santa Claus, who was flown in for the event by helicopter.