Community Christmas 2018 is officially in the books.

The two-day event saw Saint Vincent de Paul and Vista Radio raise $56,000 in money, gift cards, toys, food, and more.

“It just touches your heart, the generosity from little kids from daycare coming in with bags of groceries and toys. It just is such a touching and uplifting experience,” said SVDP Chair Bernie Goold.

“Seniors coming in and you really knew they probably couldn’t afford it to give $20. As a senior myself, it just makes me feel that our world is a great place.”

A busy couple of days for Goold is only the beginning for SVDP. Next up is formalizing hamper applications and putting things together for the holiday season.