Toy drive ends successful season
The local annual Toys for Tots toy drive ended with a successful final event at the Open Door Dec. 22, providing Christmas gifts for 113 children.
The event was unlike any other the organization has done before, said Brandon Wilson, who was involved with planning for Toys for Tots.
Each year, parents who wish to receive toys for their children from the toy run must fill out an application. Usually, Wilson said, Toys for Tots organizers gather the toys and have parents come pick them up.
But at the Open Door event, parents were allowed to come browse the toys and choose their children's gifts themselves.
Toys were collected at several events throughout the holiday season at Frog Level Brewing, Tipping Point Tavern and at remote booths run by the Haywood County Sheriff's Office and several ...