This year's Chester Kiwanis Toyland Project on Dec. 9 had more than 83 families receive nearly 1,000 toys, games and gifts to more than 281 children.
The project is the club's largest yearly event that has direct impact on children in our community.
Drawings were held for many larger toys and decorated Christmas trees. Also available was a great deal of clothing, including coats, for children and adults.
The club was assisted by the Girl Scouts, Key Club as well as some individuals who were not members.
The club is grateful for the support of several generous financial contributions that allowed the purchase the additional toys. Each year, it becomes more difficult to generate the toys and clothing we need to make our Toyland a success and benefit those in our community who are struggling.
(Posted December 29, 2017)