Toy Drive a Success
As always, the Northern Moore Family Resource Center purchased warm clothing for children this Christmas. Thanks to steadfast support from Marcia Bryant and members of the Sandhills Duplicate Bridge Players Association, as well as Dr. Darrell Powers and his parents, Edison and Peggy Powers, we always raise enough money to cover our costs.
This year, a group of Robbins citizens organized a toy drive so we could give presents, as well as clothes, to children.
On Saturday, Dec. 4, motorcyclists were invited to participate in a ride if they donated a toy. Classic car owners also placed their cars on display. The Rev. Billy Joe Brady and his wife, Delores, Freddie Upchurch, Keith Rouse, Michelle Lunsford, Kim Morgan, Wendy Brady and Kimberly Gibson organized the event.
Despite a cold, wet day, there was a great turnout. Brothers of the Horizon generously contributed $200 to the cause. Thanks to donations from Anthony Brown, Randy Barnes, Little Village and its employees, and Carolina Fried Chicken, the group sold hot dogs and pizza in the back of Deep River Coffee. Michelle Lunsford, Teresa Wallace, Penny Brown and Wendy Brady all helped serve lunch. Items donated by local businesses were raffled off.
With the money raised, we were able to buy additional toys, games, balls, dolls, etc. (approximately $2,500 in value), so we were able to give a present along with clothes to children in need.
It was a wonderful community effort, and thanks to everyone involved. We’re already looking forward to next year!
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