Yanelli Escobedo, 7, and her brother Josiah, 2, the children of Joel Escobedo, of Front Royal, visit with Santa this month at the George Washington Hotel. The United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley hosted the event, which was was attended by 168 children from 100 area families. For the first time this year, United Way was a recipient of the Toys for Tots program, so every child who attended was offered a toy.