Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full Of Love Toy Store To Be Open On Saturday In Walker County

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love toy store will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood Street, Chickamauga.

More than 1,400 children have been approved to receive toys in 2013. Last Christmas, 1,846 children were served. 

This year, 2013, is the 25th anniversary of the Stocking Full of Love in Walker County.

Fund President Sheriff Steve Wilson, is asking for volunteers to help with the store set up on Friday, from 5:30-11 p.m. and with the toy distribution on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.  Volunteers may work their own schedule and are not required to work all day.

Volunteers only need to “show up and sign in,” according to Sheriff Wilson.


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