WIBX Keeler Toy Drive Kicks-off Saturday At Train Station
Christmas on Main Street at Utica's Union Station is scheduled for this Saturday and the annual event will serve as the launch for the 2013 Keeler Toy Drive to benefit Operation Sunshine.
WIBX's First News with Keeler in the Morning will broadcast live on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. There's a pancake breakfast for families and Santa and Mrs. Claus for the kids.
This year's Toy Drive is in conjunction with The Observer Dispatch, Time Warner Cable, and New York Sash. A number of local businesses are serving as drop-off points to donate new un-wrapped toys valued at a minimum of $5. A special thanks to Utica Mack, Raspberries and Joe Tahan's Furniture for chipping in to assist.
Here's the schedule of Events for this Year's Drive:
11/18/13 Al from Time Warner Cable begins delivering collection boxes to local businesses
11/23 Christmas on Main Street
12/1 Keeler on-air Auction to benefit the Toy Drive
Andrew's High School Challenge - local High Schools compete to win by collecting the most toys Prize: Free High School Dance and Pizza Party
12/7 Teddy Bear Toss with New York Sash
12/13-14 Live Broadcast Toy Drive Finale' at Raspberries on Commercial Drive in New Hartford. Utica Mack will be on-hand with a truck for transport.
Here is a List of Drop-Off Locations
Town Square Media
New York Sash
Joe Tahan's Furniture
Escape Away Message in New York Mills
Piggy Pat's BBQ
Rinehart / Fitzgerald accounts
Utica City Hall
Moore / Hart accountants
Utica Housing authority
N.Utica Senior Center
Telephone Credit Union
Polish Community Home
Charlie's Pizza (both locations)
Time Warner Offices
Nail Creek Pub
Beautiful Movenents yoga and Fitness Ctr (Oneida)
Adirondack Bank (all locations)
McDonalds ( all locations)