Toys For Tots Express Train coming to Millboro

Millboro, W.Va. – The Toys for Tots Santa Express Train will be stopping in Millboro on Saturday December 8th. It will be there for half an hour, arriving at 9:30 in the morning and departing at 10. Wayne Anderson is coordinating the visit.

“We give out candy canes to the kids and Santa gets off and meets with the kids and we’re hoping maybe to put together to do some Christmas caroling, if we can we will do that,” says Anderson. “But thirty minutes goes by very fast when the kids are trying to get some candy and meet with Santa. And we pick up the boxes of the Toys for Tots and put on the train for collection further down the road. The train goes from Millboro, stops in Goshen, stops in Craigsville and ends up back in Staunton.”

Donation boxes for Toys for Tots are located throughout Bath County. You can also bring toys to the train that morning. Donations of new unwrapped toys are accepted.

“We have request forms,” says Anderson. “And anyone in need of toys for their family can get the request forms from social services, the schools or the churches, or myself if they can’t reach anybody else.”

This is the third year the Toys for Tots train has come to Millboro. The train’s stop is sponsored by the Rockbridge Patriots Chapter of the Marine Corps League. Anderson is a member and he coordinates toy collection for Toys for Tots in the Millboro area of Bath County, while Mark Nelson coordinates toy collection in the Hot Springs area.

“We always have had a good turnout and hope there’s another good turnout this year,” says Anderson. “It’s just an honor to be able to do this for the families in need. We are pleased to be there, because there’s nothing worse than children not having a proper Christmas and we want to make sure they do.”

For more information on Toys for Tots contact Wayne Anderson at 540-997-0203.

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