Marion County Commission Collecting Donations For Fifth Annual C - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Marion County Commission Collecting Donations For Fifth Annual Christmas Toy Shop

Posted: Updated:
FAIRMONT -

The Marion County community comes together every year to make sure every child has a Merry Christmas.

Last year the community raised $15,000 for the fourth annual "Christmas Toy Shop."

Marion County commissioners said the generosity was so great that they had two days of toy giveaways instead of one.

The toys are given away on a first come, first served basis.

All shoppers have to do is provide proof of Marion County residency and bring the birth certificates of their children.

The county commission is preparing for its fifth year of Christmas fun, and has began accepting donations of gently used toys in the J. Harper Meredith Building.

You can drop them off in the boxes on the first floor.

The commission said it wants to raise even more money this year than the last.

"We are shooting for $17,500 this year. We are going to try to raise $17,500 plus use all the previously used toys," Commissioner Butch Tennant said.

Commissioner Tennant said his county is one of the most generous in the state and whenever someone is in need, they always step up to the plate.

The Christmas Toy Shop will be held at 8 a.m. on Black Friday at the Election Center.