Santa Claus stopped by Gonzales Middle School Principal Lori Charlet’s home in Donaldsonville on Dec. 12 to take photos.

The money raised was used to purchase toys to donate to the Gonzales Police Department’s Christmas Toy Drive and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Christmas Crusade.

Charlet has hosted the event for five years with her sister, Natalie Dugas, ISSP presider at Lowery Elementary School, and her daughter, Alayna Charlet, a teacher at Gonzales Primary School.

Nearly $2,000 was raised this year.