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The Lincoln County Toy Drive is in need of your help.

Organizers of the 46th annual Lincoln County Toy Drive – the Fayetteville Rotary Club, the Fayetteville Fire Department and The Elk Valley Times – have begun accepting donations to provide Christmas toys for an estimated 775 local underprivileged children up to age 12, and we can’t do it alone.

We need your donations – monetary donations as well as the donation of new toys. One hundred percent of all funds raised goes directly toward purchasing toys for the drive, and all the money raised stays here in Lincoln County, helping Lincoln County children.

You can give at the roadblock on Saturday or send your donations to Lincoln County Toy Drive, P.O. Box 9, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Locations where new toys may be donated are also listed in this week’s edition. They include the Bank of Lincoln County (all three locations) 307 East College Street, 202 East College Street, and 2702 Huntsville Highway; Cash Express, 301 West College Street; CB&S Bank, 1422 Huntsville Highway; Elk Valley Times, 418 North Elk Avenue; FirstBank, 1927 Wilson Parkway; First National Bank, 405 West College Street; First Commerce Bank, 304 West College Street; Lincoln County Trustee’s Office, Courthouse; Regency Finance, 2260 Thornton Taylor Parkway; Regions Bank, 302 East College Street; Shoe Sensation, River Oak Shopping Center; Shoney’s, 1235 Huntsville Highway; Sir’s Fabrics, 110 North Elk Avenue; and US Bank, 220 East College Street.

Also, on this Saturday, Dec. 1, and again on Saturday, Dec. 8, local Boy Scouts, led by Lee Hamilton, an Eagle Scout candidate, plan to be accepting donations at Sears, 1406 Huntsville Highway, and at the Gazebo on the lawn of the Lincoln County Courthouse.

This drive is all about bringing joy to children who might not otherwise receive toys for Christmas. Economic times being what they are has made it difficult for many families, and this effort, we hope, helps families realize they are not forgotten during this special time of the year.

Please remember, too, that there are many worthy causes focused on the Christmas season and local areas of need. So while we ask for your assistance in our campaign, we understand if you’ve selected another cause for your contributions. The most important thing is to help in any way that you can, whether it’s the Lincoln County Toy Drive or another local effort. Together, your generosity will make a great difference during this important time of the year.

Thank you, and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very blessed 2014!

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm