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Toy Drive Benefit photos

Roamin Angels 29th Annual Toy Drive

KMart Shopping Center • December 1, 2018

Union interview with Wally K.: Again, Santa has requested the Roamin Angels Car Club here in Grass Valley to mobilize their many elves and assist him in delivering toys to the many needy kids and families here in our area.

Because his reindeer are resting up for their long night on Christmas Eve and his sleigh is getting polished, Santa will arrive in a vintage fire truck (red, of course), accompanied by a convoy of classic cars. They will gather at the SaveMart parking lot and cruise down Main Street and then to the Kmart lot.
Once there the elves will have hot dogs, coffee, donuts, and other goodies for everyone dropping off a new, unwrapped toy, blanket, jacket or a cash donation. The cruise will be limited to the first 25 cars, per Grass Valley Police Department.

There will be a raffle for prizes donated by our local merchants, music, fun things for the kids, and of course, the chief elf himself, Santa Clause to hear everybody's Christmas wish. Many classic cars will also be there.

Wally K., who is a member of the Roamin Angels, was able to speak with Santa and ask him some questions despite his busy schedule.

What follows is a brief summary of their conversation:

WALLY K.: SANTA, HOW CAN YOU BE SO JOLLY WHEN YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO DO THIS TIME OF YEAR?

He laughed and with a twinkle in his eye said, "That's just it. Because I'm so busy, the Roamin Angels are serving as temporary elves to help me get toys to as many kids as possible. By getting the community involved in this toy drive, my job is a bit easier.

SO THEN, HOW DO THESE DONATED TOYS GET TO THE NEEDY KIDS?

He took a sip of his hot chocolate, grinned, and said, "All the donations and toys go through the Salvation Army who then makes sure they go to the families and kids in need."

WOULD YOU BE AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS REQUESTS AT THE TOY DRIVE?

"Of course," he said. "That's one my favorite things, seeing and hearing the excitement in childrens' (and adult) eyes and voices."

THIS MUST BE A FUN BREAK, THEN, FROM YOUR USUAL TOYMAKING?

He laughed again and said, "Yes, I get away from the snow and cold for awhile, work with some great people in your community, and … ride in a real cool fire truck!"

Prospector, November 28, 2018 & Wally K.

Reported in the Union - Monday, Dec.3:

Members of the Roamin' Angels car club didn't let Saturday morning's rain keep them from continuing their 29th year of giving back to the community during their annual Toy Run Saturday.

"It really put a damper," toy run organizer Pam D. said of the rain. "But it's not keeping people from donating."

As a result, only a handful of classic cars participated in the parade which began at Savemart in the Glenbrook Basin and ended in the Kmart parking lot where the donation center was set under tent awnings.
One by one folks came by to drop of donations of toys and warm coats, as well as cash contributions.
Roamin' Angels partners with the Salvation Army to help 40 local families with their Christmas wish lists.

"One gentleman gave us 12 bikes," Pam D.said. "We really appreciate all of the contributions of the community."

Photos by Bud & Edie H.,Don C.


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