The annual Stuff the Cruiser event was held on Sunday in weather that was more appropriate for picnics than for welcoming Santa.
Area residents showed their generosity, donating toys, food and household supplies for families that may be struggling with finances during the holiday season. Families apply for the assistance through local agencies and the sheriff's office. Items will be distributed at a later date.
Santa Claus arrived in a Butler County Sheriff’s Office patrol cruiser to the delight of kids who were waiting to see him.
The kids enjoyed cookies and punch and received ornament kits.
The Stuff the Cruiser was started about a decade ago by the late Sheriff Mark Hecker.