MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 2004 Toys for Tots drive sponsored by VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary of Mammoth Spring is now under way. There are several boxes placed in businesses throughout the area. Residents are asked to leave new or good used toys for local needy children in the boxes.
All toys collected in the stateline area will be distributed with the help of Santa on Dec. 23 at a party held at the VFW Post in Mammoth Spring. The VFW will send out invitations to families eligible for the toys.
Anyone wanting more information regarding the Toys for Tots project may call Gene Rice at 625-3854 or Dorothy Parks at 625-7667 after 6 p.m. Parks said the VFW and ladies auxiliary are grateful for the help they have received from area businesses and employees. Parks said they encourage all to support the project by supporting the businesses that participated. Parks said many children in the past have received Christmas through the VFW's Toys for Tots campaign.