KBEY, The Picayune needs community’s help for toy drive

KBEY 103.9 FM radio personalities Ed Chandler (left) and Kay Baker (right) and The Picayune sales staff member Doug Rudd help at the first KBEY/The Picayune Toy Drive on Dec. 12 at Madlyn's, 2106 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. The event continues until 3 p.m. Staff photo


MARBLE FALLS — Each year, many Highland Lakes children face the prospect of a Christmas morning with no presents under the tree. KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune and The Picayune want to help change that, but we can only do it with your help.

KBEY and The Picayune are holding a toy drive 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 12 at Madlyn’s, 2106 U.S. 281. You can simply drive through the parking area and drop off unwrapped toys or monetary donations.

“We want all kids to have a great Christmas,” said Kay Baker of the KBEY “Wake Up Call.” “Kids look forward to Christmas so much, but some kids really face the chance of not waking up and finding a present under the tree for no fault of their own. KBEY, The Picayune and our listeners and readers can change that.”

“Wake Up Call” hosts Ed Chandler and Baker will broadcast live from the toy drive. There will be lots of KBEY and The Picayune staff on hand throughout the day accepting toys.

The toys and other donations will be dispersed between Highland Lakes Christmas Is For Kids and Burnet County’s Santa’s Helpers.

Both organizations provide presents for hundreds of children and families across the area.

“These folks do a wonderful job making sure there’s a smile on every child’s face come Christmas Day,” Chandler said. “We just want to help out. This a great way for the community to once again demonstrate why the Highland Lakes is such a caring and generous community.”

If your child has a list for Santa, bring them by, and they can drop it off for the Jolly Ol’ Elf or even have the opportunity to read it on the radio or for a later broadcast.