ST. GEORGE — It’s a day of cars, toys and Christmas spirit as a group known as Car Guys Care hosts a car show to benefit the local Toys for Tots program for the third year in St. George. The event will take place in the parking lot of Iceburg Drive In on Dec. 14, from 3-7 p.m.
The Toys for Tots car show is presented by Southern Utah Mustang Owners Association, Desert Rodders of Southern Utah, Rods & Rebels Hot Rod Club, Color Country Corvettes, Southern Utah All-Gens Camaro Club, and Kiwanis Club of St. George.
Everybody with a car, truck or motorcycle is invited. With the street closed and 8 car clubs involved, Shane Dastrup, president of the Southern Utah Mustang Owners Association, said they are hoping to make the event into a street party. Helping kids in need to get toys while checking out a shiny, classic car is what makes this toy drive event so successful and fun.
It is asked that toys donated at the event remain unwrapped. All the toys donated at the car show will go to families throughout the community.
Toys for Tots
The Toys for Tots program was officially adopted by the Marine Corps in 1948. Since that time, more than 452 million toys have been distributed to more than 209 million needy children.
Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses. Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in a warehouse where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies well qualified to identify the needy children in the community, distribute the toys to those less fortunate children.
While Marine Corps Reserve coordinators organize, coordinate and manage the Toys for Tots campaign, the ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.
All monentary donations submitted via the secure web site for the Washington County area stay in the area. These funds are utilized to purchase toys where shortfalls are noted.
Toys for Tots drops and incentives
- Stephen Wade Toyota | Bring in a toy $10+ in value and receive a free oil change.
- Jones Paint & Glass |Bring in a toy $10+ in value and receive a free windshield rock chip repair.
- IFA Country Store | Bring in a toy and each toy provided will earn you an entry into the $50 Gift Card Drawings.
- St. George Ford | Bring in a Toy and receive $10 off any service work.
- MIDAS Auto Service Experts | Bring in a quality toy and receive $15 off an Oil Change
Other Toys for Tots events
- Dec. 7 | 9 a.m. | Ivins City Park | Red Mountain Running Club will be sponsoring a 1 mile, 5K, and 10K fun run in support of the Toys for Tots Program.
- Dec. 7 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Washington City Wal-Mart and Bloomington Wal-Mart | Toy Drive: Marine Corps League #1270 in conjunction with Coins for Kids, will be collecting toys and monetary donations.
- Dec. 7 | 10 a.m. | Champs RC Raceway | 3rd Annual Toys for Tots Race
- Dec. 7 | 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Coral Canyon Zion Harley Davidson | Zion Harley Davidson and Stor-N-Lock will sponsor a tribute to Pearl Harbor Day and all veterans. There will be a Toys for Tots toy drive and a Southern Utah Car Clubs car show | Bring a toy in support of Toys for Tots Drive | Food will be provided by Dickey’s Bar-B-Que, and coffee and hot chocolate will be provided by Starbucks.
- Dec. 13 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Washington City Wal-Mart and Bloomington Wal-Mart | Toy Drive: Marine Corps League #1270 in conjunction with Coins for Kids, will be collecting toys and monetary donations.
- Dec. 14 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Washington City Wal-Mart and Bloomington Wal-Mart | Toy Drive: Marine Corps League #1270 in conjunction with Coins for Kids, will be collecting toys and monetary donations.
- Dec. 14 | 3-7 p.m. | IceBerg Drive In | The Southern Utah Mustang Owners Association, The Desert Rodders of Southern Utah, and The Rods and Rebels Car Clubs will be hosting a Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Check out lots of really neat cars, and don’t forget to bring a toy.
- Dec. 18 | 5 p.m. | Bloomington Wal-Mart | Toys for Tots and Coins for Kids shopping. Bring your best walking shoes and smiles to enjoy an evening of shopping and fun.
- Dec. 19 | 8 a.m. | Dixie Center | Toys for Tots and Coins for Kids wrapping extravaganza. Everything purchased from the evening before and the toys provided by the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will be wrapped and staged for delivery.
- Dec. 20 | Time to be announced | Toy delivery. Much help will be needed to make numerous deliveries throughout the county. Vehicles, Santas, and helpers will be needed. Please refer to www.coinsforkids.com for more information and how to sign up.
- What: Toys for Tots Car Show
- When: Dec. 14, from 3-7 p.m.
- Where: Iceberg Drive Inn, 222 East St. George Blvd., St. George.
- Contact: John Heinz – 435-862-9334
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