The wind and cold didn't stop people from lining up at the Salvation Army Thursday morning for the annual Angel Tree toy distribution.
The doors didn't open until nine, but families were anxiously waiting well before that to receive the donated toys. Inside were bikes and several hundred red bags filled with toys waiting to be collected by families.
Last year the Angel Tree program helped 285 families with Christmas. This year that number increased to 400 families, or roughly 1,200 kids. The Salvation Army staff along with volunteers put in many hours preparing the bags for today. Lt. Doug Hanson noted that it really the generosity of the Cheyenne community that allows this all to happen. They just get to play Santa Claus by handing out the gifts.