MANCHESTER — Buying Christmas presents for Jake, 12, and Debbie, 5, hasn’t been an option without the help of the Union Leader Santa Fund for the Salvation Army, Judy says.

MANCHESTER — One of the largest toy-giving productions south of the North Pole kicks off this morning as more than 1,000 needy parents enter the enchanted Salvation Army Toy Shop set up at the Radisson Hotel Manchester that will make the Christmas wishes of their children come true.