Chevrolet-Buick, 2301 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls, is one of two locations to which you can bring new, unwrapped toys during The Picayune Magazine and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune Toy Drive from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. The other is the Burnet Fire Station at 2022 U.S. 281 South in Burnet. File photo
In Marble Falls, KBEY host Ben Shields will broadcast live from Chevrolet-Buick, 2301 U.S. 281 North. In Burnet, Double Eagle Entertainment President Damon Beierle joins KBEY “Wake Up Show” co-host Mac McClennahan on air at the fire station, 2022 U.S. 281 South. Drive up and drop off your donations at either location. You don’t even have to get out of the car.
“The community really came together for the November food drive, and we expect a repeat for the December toy drive,” said KBEY Operations Manager Joel Burke. “This has become a real tradition here in the Highland Lakes. This is a community that cares.”
Last year’s toy drive collected $12,858 along with hundreds of toys that filled trailers at both locations.
Volunteers for all three organizations immediately begin sorting and bagging the toys in preparation for distribution day Dec. 18. To apply for toys, fill out an application for one of the three listed organizations based on where you live.
Those in northern Burnet County can pick up applications at the Burnet County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet.
Parents whose children attend Highland Lakes Elementary School in Granite Shoals can call 830-798-3650 and ask a staff member to fill out an application over the phone.
Families in Marble Falls can go to The Helping Center at 1315 Broadway or the Department of Health and Human Services at 1406 Resource Parkway for applications.
All toy drives ask for new, unwrapped toys and also accept monetary donations, which will be used to buy more toys or, in the case of older kids, clothes, hygiene products, and electronics. Distribution day for most is Saturday, Dec. 18, so applications should be turned in soon.
THE PICAYUNE MAGAZINE AND KBEY 103.9 FM RADIO PICAYUNE TOY DRIVE
6 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8
Drop off donations at two locations:
Chevrolet-Buick — 2301 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls
Burnet Fire Station — 2002 U.S. 281 South in Burnet
Bring toys to the pantry or call Pastors Mary Lou and Roy Guerrero. The program provides new, unwrapped toys for kids ages infant to 12 years old. No restrictions on where the children live for distribution.
Make toy donations and pick up applications for toys at the sheriff’s office, 2001 Texas 16 North in Llano. For those who lack transportation, email White at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at the above number and she will mail you an application with a return envelope. Although the deadline is Dec. 10 for donations, White will take toys until the last day.
“We always have last-minute requests,” she said. “We just want to get these kids some help.”
Pick a card from an Angel Tree to fulfill the wishes of a foster family. Deadline is Dec. 13 to fulfill wishes. Angel trees can be found at Atkins Pharmacy, All About Air, Main Street Consignments, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, Highland Lakes Dental, Texas State Farm Bureau in Burnet, and Lone Star Capital Bank locations in Blanco, Johnson City, and Marble Falls.