DARKE COUNTY – The Darke County Road Hogs in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Darke County held its annual Toys for Tikes Christmas toy drive with toys being distributed December 11 at the Community Action Partnership Building.
Fifty-five families with 128 children were provided toys this year, this is up from 90 children served in 2014.
“A lot of local businesses donated toward this worthy cause this year,” said Jennifer Bruns of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County.
The businesses included BNSF Logistics in Versailles; Famers State Bank, all branches in Darke County; and Dollar General.
“Ansonia Lumber held a toy contest where lots of wonderful handmade wooden toys were donated to Toys for Tikes,” said Bruns.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke county are now busy gearing up for The Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser will be held Friday and Sunday, March 4 and 5, 2016, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a non-profit United Way member, social service agency. If you would like more information on entering your child in the program or on becoming an active volunteer, please call 492-7611 or 547-9622.