Santa gives a hug to Wanda Janes, one of his top elves on the coast, who for nearly 20 years has organized the annual children’s Christmas gift giveaway at American Legion Post 116 in Newport. This year’s event, held Saturday, Dec. 17, handed out a total of 554 gifts to boys and girls of all ages. There were also four bicycles given to Kids Zone in Depoe Bay, 100 toys given to the Salvation Army, 200 toys given to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and 100 toys given to South Beach Church. Janes said they fundraise throughout the year to be able to purchase these gifts, and also receive many donations from the public and help from businesses. (Photos by Steve Card)

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