Chesmar Homes and Blue Bayou Properties held what the organizers aim to make an annual donation drive to benefit local charity Toys for Tots. The first Magic of Magnolia toy drive took place on December 2 and was attended by nearly 150 guests, according to Samantha Snow, marketing manager at Chesmar Homes.
Attendees, mainly local families, brought toys to place under a Christmas tree. The event featured classic holiday treats including live music, hayrides, a mechanical bull, bouncy houses and face painting. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus also made an appearance.
“It was a success. The response was amazing,” Snow said. “We plan on making it an annual event.”