As the Holiday Season approaches, we tend to spend more time in retail stores, outlets, and grocery stores tending to the needs of our own families.  This year, let us all make a conscience effort to remember all of the blessings we have and share with those less fortunate.  One way to do this, is to find the closest Toys For Tots dropoff location and give something to those in need. Here is the upcoming schedule of events for anyone willing to participate:

Tuesday the 6th of December –  Junior League Christmas and Social Toy Drive.

Wednesday the 7th of December  – Niceville Chamber Breakfast 7:30 at the Community Center –All members are asked to bring a toy.

 Thursday the 8thth of December  – BIA Christmas Party and Toys for Tots Drive, the EOD Color Guard will be attending.

Friday the 9th of December –  Private Party and Toy Drive at Coyote Ugly

Saturday the 10th of December  – They will be back at the Destin Commons from 10:00 to 2:00.  Look for us at Bass Pro Shop and Build a Bear.  They will also be at Toys R Us at the Santa Rosa Mall from 10:00 to 2:00.  They are looking for volunteers to help with these events.

Saturday the 10th of December  – Okaloosa County EMS will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots at the Niceville Wal-Mart from 10:00 to 2:00

Saturday the 10th of December  – Boggy Bayou Holiday Boat Parade hosted by North Light 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Saturday the 10th of December  – Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Installation Dinner and Toy Drive, the EOD Color Guard will be attending.

The Toys for Tots drive continues and they still need over 5,499 toys to meet the request of their charities.

One way to make a difference in a families Christmas this year is to donate.  Your donation of a toy may bring a smile to a child which may lead to a hug for a parent or care giver.