Economic Woes Mean Fewer Toys For Lexington Toy Drive

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The annual Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters Toy Drive is experiencing a shortage in toys this year. For the first time in 80 years, economic hardships may mean some children will not receive their holiday gift.

Shannon Poynter, President of F.O.F., says, "The supply is not going to meet the demand at this point. So, we're making a last effort to plead to the citizens of Fayette County to donate."

They are projecting to serve nearly 1,200 families this year, up from the 700 they served last year. Out of those families, the toy drive is expecting to give presents to nearly 4,000 children.

The last day to sign your family up for the toy drive is Friday, November 28th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The donations will be distributed to the children of Fayette County on December 13th.

If you would like to make a donation, drop your toy off at the former Champs Roller Dome on Palumbo Drive.

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