Monroe County police are giving many families a wonderful holiday season.

Stroud Area Regional Police turned pub 447 in East Stroudsburg into Santa's workshop, where they handed out Christmas gifts to local kids. Organizers say this year was one of their best yet, even though the need was greater than ever before.

"A lot of tears, the kids just crying just out of excitement over, I think the biggest one was just a big huge stuffed animal. You know, a big bear. The little boy got so emotional over the whole thing, he says 'I'm never gonna let it go'. And that's what it's all about," Troy Serfass, said.

Over 100 kids received gifts and the police are continuing their efforts tonight.