Farmers gathering toys for local kids

Volusia Young Farmers and Ranchers along with Volusia County Farm Bureau are collecting new, unwrapped toys from now until Dec. 15. Toys will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program where they will be distributed to local families.

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives with a sack full of toys at the Toys for Tots Distribution Center at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., in 2012.(Photo courtesy of White House)
First Lady Michelle Obama arrives with a sack full of toys at the Toys for Tots Distribution Center at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., in 2012.
(Photo courtesy of White House)

With every five-toy donation, a toy giver will receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. A name, address and phone number required for raffle. Farm Bureau membership is not required to enter the raffle or to donate toys. Information given will not be used for any other purpose. The raffle drawing will take place Dec. 16. The winner will be notified by phone.

Office in DeLand
Young Farmers and Ranchers is a statewide program through the Florida Farm Bureau Federation.

The program helps agriculture entrepreneurs age 18-35 with agriculture leadership skills, business education, training and networking. Victoria Register is the Volusia County Young Farmers and Ranchers chairperson.

Volusia County Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of rural life, to promote agriculture education and to support local farmers. There are 147,000 Florida Farm Bureau Federation member families in the state.

Toy donations can be made during normal business hours at the Volusia County Farm Bureau office, 3090 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

For more information, contact Victoria Register at 386-785-6751 or email at victoria@ferntrust.com.

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