Toys for Tots drive underway

With a goal of seeing that every registered child in Montgomery County receives at least one new toy for Christmas, the local Marine Toys for Tots program is underway. Last year roughly 170 in the county received a toy through this program. 

The main sign up day for the program is from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Red Oak Fire Department meeting room. Please enter through the east door of the meeting room. 

A parent, guardian or grandparent are the only ones allowed to sign up a child. Those registering children need to bring with them a copy of the child’s birth certificate or medical card, as well as the child’s full name as it appears on the birth certificate/medical card, date of birth, parents names and the telephone number of the person registering the child. Those registering children are also asked to social distance. Please, no groups or multiples registering children at the same time and have the needed documents ready to show. 

A second registration day is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Red Oak Fareway parking lot with Santa and the Gammell lighted fire truck. The maximum age for toys is 14. Toys are divided into three age groups: 0-3 non-gender specific, 4-8 male/female, and 9-14 male/female. Again, participants are asked to social distance and not register children in large groups. During this time new, unwrapped toys may also be donated. 

After Dec. 4, registration will need to be done online through the website. However, delivery of toys cannot be guaranteed after that time. The projected delivery toy date is Dec. 22. 

Donations are also being accepted at Fareway, Montgomery County Family YMCA, Cubby’s, The Buck Snort, Mark Jackson’s Hardware Hank, Orscheln, The Red Oak Express, and the Red Oak Police Department. 

Please contact Red Oak Police Chief Justin Rhamy at 712-623-6500 or Red Oak Police Department Liaison Amber Jennings with questions. 

This program is sponsored by the Red Oak Police Department, Red Oak Volunteer Firefighters Association, Montgomery County Emergency Management, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Stanton Fire & Rescue, Villisca EMS Association, Villisca Fire Department, Grant Fire Department & First Responders, Red Oak Community Schools, Cubby’s, Mark Jackson’s Hardware Hank, Buck Snort Restaurant, Southwest Iowa Squadron of Heroes, Orscheln, Red Oak Elks Lodge No. 1304, The Red Oak Express, and Red Oak Eagles No. 1304. 

The Red Oak Express

2012 Commerce Drive
P.O. Box 377
Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: 712-623-2566 Fax: 712-623-2568

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