Christmas came early to Sears at the Meadowood Mall, as many got into the giving spirit, donating to the needy.
During the "Night of Giving," several big barrels were filled with toys for "Toys for Tots." Bags and bags of food were also donated for Evelyn Mount's Community Outreach.
Kids were treated to smoothies and other edible goodies. But the highlight of the event was a visit from Santa Clause himself. Kids sat on his lap and got their pictures taken.
Pets were also photographed with "Santa Paws" at the mall. Animals with up-to-date vaccinations can visit Santa Monday, November 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. He'll return for more pet visits on Sunday the 19th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, kids can eat breakfast with Santa at the mall and get their pictures taken with him at 10 a.m.