The Picayune/KBEY Toy Drive shows giving spirit of Highland Lakes
MARBLE FALLS — Kay Baker was so happy with the outpouring of donations during the KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune and The Picayune Toy Drive on Dec. 6, she could have danced a little jig.
“Wow,” she said after the final boxes were collected and monetary donations called. “Even with the cold weather, people came out and gave. It warms my heart.”
The 2017 toy drive, benefiting Highland Lakes Christmas is for Kids, Burnet County Santa’s Helpers, and Granite Shoals Christmas Outreach, drew hundreds of people to the three drop-off locations. The donations included toys and money.
“I was a little concerned about the weather, at first,” said Mandi Wyatt, The Picayune associate publisher and KBEY sales manager. “But, you know, this community just has big and warm hearts that the cold and wet weather didn’t stop them at all.”
Baker and her KBEY “Wake-Up Call” co-host Ed Chandler were at Chevy-Buick of Marble Falls and enjoyed a big turnout along with several special guests. The toys and gifts piled up, and donors also contributed $3,513.33 for Highland Lakes Christmas is for Kids.
“It doesn’t matter what the weather is, it doesn’t matter what the economy is, it doesn’t matter what all is going on,” Wyatt said, “this community just takes care of each other. That’s what makes it so special.”
“We talk about how beautiful it is to live here with the lakes and the hills and the bluebonnets,” she said, “but to me, it’s the people who really make this such a wonderful place.”
Then she danced a little jig.
If you still want to help these great causes, you can purchase a copy of the “KBEY & Friends Christmas” CD featuring local musicians and entertainers singing some of the Christmas classics and a few originals. Go to KBEYFM.com to purchase a CD, which is $10 plus tax and shipping.
You can also purchase them at The Picayune and KBEY office, 1007 Ave. K in Marble Falls; Numinous Coffee Roasters, 715 RR 1431 East in Marble Falls; Ford and Crew Home and Hardware, 1400 Ninth St. in Marble Falls; and Unshakable Grounds Coffee Shop, 134 Main St. in Burnet.
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