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Rescue Squad spreading Christmas cheer
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Senior and FFA president Curtis Grissom places a baby doll in a box while assistant chief Kyle Jones helps organize toys at the Rescue Squad. - photo by Lacy Garrison

The Rescue Squad Toy Drive is in full swing as volunteers and Rescue Squad members finish boxing over $20,000 worth of new toys in preparation for this Saturday’s distribution.

According to Rescue Squad assistant chief Kyle Jones, each box is customized for the child based on the application on the box.

“We always try and include at least six big toys along with fillers,” explained Jones. “The box will be full so every kid will have plenty of Christmas gifts.”

This year, approximately 575 children have registered to receive a box of toys. Rescue Squad chief Chad Hillis credits our community for the Toy Drive’s success each year.

“We’ve had so many people from our community contribute their time and money to help provide local children with Christmas gifts,” said Hillis. “The Toy Ride always helps, as well as clubs and churches. It’s really a community effort.”

Hillis said Rescue Squad volunteers began to coordinate the Toy Drive in early November. He said they’re still accepting donations until this Saturday. If you’d like to help or have any questions, private message the Warren County Rescue Squad via its Facebook page.