UNION, NJ – To the delight of children and their families, Golden Rule Lodge #24 held their annual toy giveaway and visit with Santa on Saturday. 

“We have been doing this for 25 years,” said Golden Rule Worshipful Master Tyshiem Dasher.  “It gives us a chance to really connect with the residents of this community.  We feel passionate about this event.”

Dasher said the gifts are donated by lodge members.  Hundreds of toys were on display for children to select from. 

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“We give out about 200 toys to the kids of Vauxhall,” said Senior Warden Chris Bruton.  “At this time of year, it’s a beautiful thing to be able to give back to the community.  It’s a blessing that we’re able to do this

More than 100 children and their families visited with Santa, chatted with neighbors and enjoyed some milk and cookies and holiday desserts.