Santa Claus Is Coming To Millboro This Saturday On The Toys For Tots Train.

Millboro, VA – Santa is traveling to Millboro on the train Saturday morning. He will be on board the Toys for Tots train. Wayne Anderson of the Marine Corps League is coordinating his visit.

“It will leave Staunton and come straight to Millboro” says Anderson “and it will have its contingent with Santa Claus and Marine Corps escort, all in dress blues handing out candy to the kids and picking up toys for the needy kids. You do not have to bring a toy, but we would appreciate it.”

Anderson says they have over 200 requests for the area that they serve. This is the first year the Toys for Tots train will come to Millboro. After the Millboro stop it will travel onto Goshen, then Craigsville and then return to Staunton.

“Toys for Tots was taken care of by the Marine Corps Reserve for years and being that a lot of the Marine Corps reserve has been called to active duty, the Marine Corps League has stepped in and helped them do this” says Anderson. “We are collecting toys for needy children throughout the year.”

New unwrapped toys are accepted for Toys for Tots. If you want to donate toys you can bring them to the train on Saturday morning, or you can drop them off at BC’s Restaurant on Route 39, Millboro Mercantile in Millboro Springs or Millboro General Store in Millboro. There are also collection locations in Goshen and Craigsville. Families requesting toys may pick up application forms at the collection locations. Forms must be completed by December 15.

“They can fill it out and mail it in” says Anderson. “They have to go to Lexington to pick up their toys, or Staunton, whichever one would be the closest. If for some reason they have an extreme hardship and they cannot go pick them up, either Jim Russo or myself will see that the toys are brought to the location that they got their request form from, and they can pick them up there.”

Santa will arrive in Millboro on the Toys for Tots train at 9:30 Saturday morning. For more information contact Wayne Anderson at 540-997-0051.

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