Police departments in Ventnor, Margate and Longport held their second Stuff the Police Cruiser toy drive Friday, Dec. 1 at the Sigmund A. Rimm Athletic Complex in Margate.

The event brought out at least twice as many families as last year's event to contribute hundreds of toys to the Atlantic County Toys for Kids program, organizers said. 

Children carried bags filled with toys for children in need, crowded the playground to play on the swings and monkey bars, and take a ride through the park on the trackless train. 

Under the big top, they completed arts and crafts, listened to Christmas music, enjoyed some refreshments and got to sit on Santa's lap to put in their gift requests.

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