Build-A-Bear Workshop Holds Toy Drive For Toys For Tots

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Give the gift of a teddy bear hug to a local child this holiday season by donating a toy to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Visit any Build-A-Bear Workshop store location nationwide between Friday and Sunday to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. 

Participants can also make and purchase a furry friend to donate to the toy drive at the store. 

Throughout the weekend, volunteer members of the U.S. Marine Corp will be on hand at stores at select times to collect the toys.

The toys will be distributed to children in need in the community this holiday season.

For store hours and locations visit:
http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/storefinder/findAStore.jsp

Sgt. Alvin York Chapter Family Picnic Will Be Held Aug,. 11

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New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

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$40 Million Traffic Improvement Set To Connect Hamilton Place More Directly With I-75 And Ease Congestion On Shallowford Road

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Owners Of Trucking Firm Involved In Tragic Wreck At Ooltewah Exit Ask That Cases Be Moved To Federal Court

The owners of a Kentucky trucking firm involved in a wreck in which six people were killed at the Ooltewah exit of I-75 on June 25 are asking that lawsuits in the matter be handled in Federal Court. Cool Runnings Express owners Billy and Cretty Sizemore are asking that the initial suit brought by Ryan Humphries of Cleveland, Tn., be moved from Hamilton County Circuit Court. ... (click for more)

How To Be #ChattanoogaStrong

Chattanooga is my home; I was born here 35 years ago. Without a doubt, this has been one of the most challenging times in our city's history. The #ChattanoogaStrong hashtag will remain for quite some time, but it means so much more than 18 characters on social media. It represents the sorrow and mourning, as well as the resilience and compassion, of our exceptional community.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Hero Is Coming Home

In late September, a very special funeral will be held in Bearden, Tenn., when 1 st Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr., will finally come home to lie in peace with his family. Sandy’s been dead for 72 years now, ever since he was killed in combat on the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands on Nov. 22, 1943. He and a number of other Marine heroes were buried back then in a shallow ... (click for more)