Lincoln County Toy Drive boxes are being delivered to over 30 locations across Fayetteville and Lincoln County this week as the 54th annual campaign continues.
Those locations include the following sites, where people can leave their donations of new, unwrapped toys for the campaign, spearheaded by the Fayetteville Rotary Club, The Times and the Fayetteville Fire Department:
• Askins Elementary School
• Bank of Lincoln County (all locations): 307 East College, 202 West College and 2702 Huntsville Highway
• Blanche Elementary School
• Howard Bentley Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, 1600 Huntsville Hwy.
• Boneyard Auto & Salvage, 156 Molino Rd.
• CB&S Bank, 1422 Huntsville Hwy.
• Dollar General Market, 1416 Huntsville Hwy.
• Elk Valley Times, 418 Elk Ave, North
• Fayetteville Fire Dept., 300 West Market Str.
• Fayetteville High School
• Fayetteville Middle School
• First Bank, 1927 Wilson Pkwy.
• First National Bank, 405 West College Str. and 2850 Huntsville Hwy.
• First Commerce Bank, 304 West College Str.
• Flintville Elementary School
• Highland Rim Elementary School
• Landers-McLarty Toyota, 2970 Huntsville Hwy.
• Lincoln County Courthouse, Trustee’s Office
• Lincoln County High School
• Little Ceasar’s Pizza, 1229 Huntsville Hwy.
• Motlow State Community College Fayetteville Center
• Ninth Grade Academy
• Park City Flea Market and Auction, 2748 Huntsville Hwy.
• Pizza Inn, 2762 Huntsville Hwy., Suite A
• Regions Bank, 302 East College Str.
• Riverside Christian Academy
• Shoney’s, 1235 Huntsville Hwy.
• Sonic, 1228 Huntsville Hwy.
• US Bank, 220 East College Street
• Unity Elementary School
Monetary donations are also being accepted and may be mailed to the Lincoln County Toy Drive in care of The Times, P.O. Box 9, Fayetteville, TN, 37334 or given to any member of the Fayetteville Rotary Club or any Fayetteville firemen.
Again this year, The Times will list monetary contributions to the drive. If you wish to contribute but would like to remain anonymous, simply note that on your check. The deadline for donations is Thursday, Dec. 17.
Friday, Dec. 4, is the deadline for applications in the 2020 drive, which benefits local children up to the age of 12.
Applications are being accepted at The Times’ office at 418 Elk Avenue North in Fayetteville. A red, candy striped newspaper box containing applications is located in the parking lot. Due to COVID-19 precautions, applications are not available inside. Completed applications may be deposited at the front door. Applications are also available online at www.fayettevillerotary.com.
Last year’s campaign benefited 549 Lincoln County children. To apply, you will need to provide information about the children, such as their names and ages, as well as household information, including address and income, which assists in the verification process to ensure that those benefiting reside in Lincoln County. All information is kept confidential and not shared in any way.
Santa’s helpers will hold their first buy night Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Dollar General Market behind McDonald’s on the Huntsville Highway in Fayetteville.
It’ll be the first of three buy nights in which the community is invited come out and help shop for the kids. Subsequent buy nights are planned for Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Walmart, and Thursday, Dec. 10, back at Dollar General Market. In response to COVID-19, two shopping times are planned for each night – one from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. and another from 6:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Every year organizers arrange the buy nights at local businesses that carry a good inventory of toys, enough so as to meet the needs of the drive. Helpers are given the ages and gender of the children and shop for appropriate toys. Monetary donations given to the effort are used to purchase the toys.
Anyone wishing to help in shopping for toys for the benefiting children is welcome to join Rotarians, firemen and Times’ staffers, as well as other volunteers, on one or all of the buy nights.