Hundreds of kids in western Kern County will receive toys this Christmas, thanks to a local oil company and the Buttonwillow California Highway Patrol.
Sentinel Peak Resources, in Fellows near Taft, held a toy drive and barbeque lunch on Wednesday to benefit the Buttonwillow CHP.
Employees donated hundreds of gifts including Barbies, bikes and basketballs. This is the second year the company has held the toy drive. Sentinel Peak Resources also presented the Buttonwillow CHP with a monetary donation.
"This is a reflection of this industry's contributions here in the county," Sentinel Peak Resources Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Christine Haley said. "We're just so happy to be part of it."
"This toy drive that Sentinel Peak Resources assists us with is 100% of the toys that we gather for the Buttonwillow CHP's toy drive so today was an absolute success," CHP Officer Adam Taylor said.
CHP Buttonwillow will be distributing toys to children who were selected through the school or recreation center on Dec. 23.