Holiday celebration held

Front Royal police, Front Royal Police Foundation and the Front Royal Elks Lodge 2382 invited 31 area families, including 68 children, to the Elks Lodge on Guard Hill Road for a Christmas celebration last month.

Lunch was provided by Crazy Carl’s and Fox’s Pizza Den.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived after lunch with a police escort. They met with each family and handed out gift boxes of food and Walmart gift cards, provided by the police department and Police Foundation, and a toy for each child funded by an Elks National Foundation Promise Grant. Over 150 people attended.