Zionsville — Lebanon and Zionsville officials joined Myrtle Bailey and Marty Downs Monday, Oct. 24, to kick off the 34th annual Boone County Toy Drive.
“I have witnessed countless parents and their children facing heartaches and despair,” said Bailey, who originated the toy drive. “But I have also seen great success as a direct result of the work and devotion of Boone County residents through their love for children.”
Gifts for children up to age 12 are being sought, Bailey said.
A Christmas tree at the Lebanon Wal-Mart Store, 2438 N. Lebanon St., holds ornaments with suggested gifts for specific ages. Those gifts, or other contributions, may be purchased and dropped off at any of several locations, including:
n Lebanon Fire Department Station 11, 975 Lasley Drive (near the intersection of Indianapolis Avenue and Hall-Baker Road), Lebanon;
n Zionsville Fire Department Station 91, 100 N. Ford Road, Zionsville;
n Dollar General Store’s North Lebanon Street and South Lebanon Street locations in Lebanon;
n By contacting Roxy Stewart, Jamestown, at (765) 676-5243;
n Railer’s IGA, 118 E. North St., Lebanon; or
n 407 E. Fordice St., Lebanon.
Monetary donations are accepted; checks should be made payable to Boone County Toy Drive and mailed to 407 E. Fordice St., Lebanon IN 46052.