Emergency responders along the Hwy. 30 Corridor will be doing their part to provide a nice Christmas for children in need this weekend by collecting items for the Northwest Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s Toy Drive.
Firefighters from both Cedar Hill and High Ridge fire protection districts will be stationed at the High Ridge Walmart, 2700 Ridge Point Drive, collecting toys Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24-25.
On Saturday, crews will collect new unwrapped toys from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, they will collect from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Emergency medical responders from the North Jefferson County and Big River ambulance districts will collect toys and donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days at three Dollar General stores – the High Ridge store, 2713 High Ridge Blvd.; the House Springs store, 7 Walters Place; and the Cedar Hill store, 7044 Hwy. BB.
Each year, the chamber holds a toy drive. Hundreds of toys are donated by the community and distributed to children in need. Emergency responders play a big role in both the collection and distribution of the toys.
The Northwest Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will complete the toy drive and hold a celebration of community from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6. at the House Springs Lion’s Hall, 6482 Hwy. MM. The event is open to the public. Admission is one new unwrapped toy.