36th annual Delane Drive receives tremendous support once again Featured

The Delane Drive neighborhood pose for a photo with Santa during Saturday's toy drop. The Delane Drive neighborhood pose for a photo with Santa during Saturday's toy drop. Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News

Traffic was constant through the streets of Delane Drive Saturday evening for the 36th annual Delane Drive Toy Drop.

Once again the local neighborhood was out in force to collect donations of toys and money to help provide an enhanced Christmas experience for children and families in need. This included residents both familiar and new to the area such as this year's organizer Thomas Silkman.

Though still relatively new to Delane Drive Silkman says the charitable spirit which flows throughout the neighborhood makes the toy drop an event you can't help but get involved in.

 

Silkman adds another enticing aspect of the over three decades old event is that one jolly individual makes an annual trip to help with collecting the donations. That's right, Santa Claus was in town and says he loves making the yearly trip from the north pole to interact with the charity loving individuals which inhabit Delane Drive.

 

As has been the case in years past the street was lit up on every block with each home adorned in an abundance of lights and decorations celebrating the holiday season and welcoming any and all donors to the street. This year's toy drop generated 25 large bags of toys, nine bicycles and $450 in monetary donations.

All toy donations generated from the drop will be given to the Salvation Army while all monetary donations will be given to SOS unless specified for another purpose.

 

Photos by Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News 

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