Midland Community Collects 358 Toys For Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots

Friends of the Midland Library celebrate a successful event

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Collections will continue  through December 18th

The Town of Midland, Friends of the Midland Library, and Bethel Elementary Safety Patrol partnered in collecting  toys for the community’s 4th Annual Toy for Tots drive this past Saturday, December 2, 2017.

The event was held at the Sundae Shop at the crossroads of Highway 24/27 and Highway 601.   Donations of new unwrapped toys came from Midland area Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts who earned a Marine Toys for Tots badge.  Donations were also received from Corning, Inc., located in the Midland community.  Total donations reached 358.

Mayor John Crump and Mayor Pro Tem Hartsell get expert tree lighting advice from Santa

To cap off the event, the Town of Midland conducted their annual tree lighting initiated by a youth led countdown.  Mayor John Crump and Mayor Pro Tem Hartsell lit the tree under the expert guidance of Santa.

Mayor John Crump states, “I am very proud of the Friends of the Midland Library and Bethel Safety Patrol for coordinating this event.  The turnout and donations were terrific.  I want to extend a special thank you to Corning for their very generous donation.  If you would also like to help this Christmas season, donations will continue through December 18th.  Just bring a new unwrapped toy to Midland Town Hall from 8:30AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.”

Truck loaded with Toys for the Tots

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Media contact:   Margaret Houston, Friends of the Midland Library, 704-9683602 (cell) – for additional details about event if needed

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