Stories tagged with: Toys for Tots

November 28, 2015 - 6:08pm
10 weeks 2 days ago

The Fun Factory Riders club hosted a Toys for Tots off road poker run.

Similar to a motorcycle run, riders drove their ATV'S. The run started on Darlington Dr. and went on for approximately 50 miles. At about half way through the ATV riders stopped by the Philo Firehouse for a spaghetti dinner and then the ride ended back at the starting point for more festivities.

"There was a lot of preparation that went into it. A couple days of preparing and cleaning here, the fire...

October 26, 2015 - 3:59pm
15 weeks 2 days ago

Each year, 'Toys for Tots' provides millions of gifts to less fortunate children across the country.

A local business is doing its part to help in the effort to serve needy kids in our community. North Valley Bank on Maple Avenue will be used as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive. Bank employee, Katie Clewell, said the branch was eager get involved.

"This is important to us, because as an office, we have a soft spot for kids, and if anyone deserves a good...

November 24, 2014 - 4:22pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

Once again the Zanesville Fire Department is acting as a drop off location for the annual Toys for Tots drive.

The fire department has been involved with it for around 10 years now, and firefighter Gale Law said in the past they have had a drop off drive through and even wrapped toys. This year there will be drop off locations at the department's three stations. Law wants people to know that the fire department is there to collect new gifts for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toy for Tots...

November 1, 2014 - 8:01pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

The community gathered to support the less fortunate in our community Saturday evening.

The 30th annual Toys for Tots auction was held at St. Rose church Saturday evening. Those who attended had the chance to bid on a wide variety of items and enjoy a meal together. Polly Pletcher, Secretary of the club told us a little bit more about what the money funds.

"Toys for Tots is money that we make in this area from Perry County for needy children and families. We also do high...

November 13, 2013 - 5:04pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

This Christmas, an organization called Toys for Tots is collecting new Christmas presents to give to local children. Toys for Tots Coordinator Opal Lambert says she has received requests from area churches, schools and other organizations for over 4,000 presents, which is double the amount needed last year. Lambert is asking the community to help make the toy drive a success and to help every child have a Merry Christmas.

"The need is real," explained Lambert. "I know...

November 7, 2011 - 3:52pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

Two Zanesville motorcycle clubs are coming together for the kids.

Twisted Steel and The Gamblers are collecting donations for Toys for Tots.  President of Twisted Steel James McGill said so far they've raised about $1,700 to buy 277 toys for children in Muskingum County.

"We went around to local businesses and took donations from them, and then we had a raffle last Friday," said McGill.  "We raffled off all of the prizes and used that money to buy more...

November 6, 2011 - 1:16pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

It seem the holiday season is already in the air and for many the season wouldn't be complete without the image of Marines collecting toys for the children in need.

As part of the authorized Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program Chairperson Marsha Harmon invited the community to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds for the annual spaghetti dinner and live auction to raise money for the tradition.

"We have such a giving community that steps forward every year to...

November 2, 2011 - 4:46pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

Toys for Tots is getting ready for a fundraiser that helps children smile during the holiday season.

Muskingum County Coordinator John Norman said the organization is holding an auction to raise money to buy toys.  Ohio State memorabilia, artwork from local artists and golf green fees will be among the items up for bid.  Toys will be collected at the auction, and Norman said the donations make an enormous impact on the community.

"What makes me feel good is...

October 22, 2011 - 1:39pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

A community race commemorated a fallen Marine from our area nearly 7 years ago who fought in Iraq.

It was the annual 5K in Dresden for Sergeant Brad Harper. Friends of his traveled from as far as Virginia to show their support for the Harper family.

"In our line of work we understand that these things are going to happen," said Friend Jason Lyons. "one of the things that gives us comfort at the end of the day is we have someone there to...

November 8, 2009 - 7:15pm
6 years 13 weeks ago

Christmas is quickly approaching and one organization wants to make sure every child gets a toy.

Volunteers with Toys For Tots auctioned off more than 100 items at the VFW on Putnam Avenue Sunday afternoon. A crowd of around 125 people enjoyed lunch and bidding on the items. Organizers say volunteers have put this event on for 10 years and every year they hope raise more.

"Last year we raised $20,000, so we are looking to top that this year and we have got...

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