BY MELANIE BUCK –
Toys for Tots collection efforts are well underway and to help Marine Corps League Detachment with the worthy program, the Mena Elks are sponsoring a Radiothon on Saturday, December 3rd, from 4 – 6 p.m. The Radiothon will be broadcast on KENA 104.1 FM from 4 – 6 p.m.
There will be collection stations set up at the Elks Pavilion and at Fred’s Department Store in Mena. New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at either place on that day, or look for the boxes scattered around the county.
Toy and food baskets will be distributed on Saturday, December 17th, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Mena Elks Lodge. Santa Claus will be on hand and snacks will be available.
Brian Thompson, member of Mena Elks, said, “We think every child deserves to have something nice to open on Christmas morning, that’s our philosophy that we’ve always strived for. The spirit of Christmas is giving, not receiving. We could not do this without the help of all of Polk County.”
Nathan Roth, of the Marine Corps League Detachment, added, “Donate as much as you can. Just remember, it goes to the kids. Everything is about the kids.”