The 2005 Toys for Tots Drive in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area is now under way. The drive is sponsored annually by the Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary.
All of the toys the FBLA and Charter Communications collect will be donated to the VFW for their Toys for Tots campaign.
Ladies Auxiliary President Dorothy Parks said "Residents may leave new or good used toys at the following locations: Cothams Auction Barn, the Dollar Store and Mammoth Spring City Hall."
Parks said all toys collected will be distributed with the help of Santa at a party held at the VFW Post. The party will be closed to all except for those invited families.
"Anyone wanting more information about the project can call me at 870-625-7667 or Bob Turner at 870-625-7628," Parks said. She said the VFW is grateful for the help received from area businesses and employees.
"We encourage all to support our Toys for Tots program by supporting area businesses. Many children in the area have received Christmas toys in the past due to the VFW's Toys for Tots campaign," she said.