Moose supporting ‘Toys for Kids’ efforts at Christmas

Staff report

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Moose Lodge #731 is now collecting toys for Toys for Kids.

In addition to the Lodge’s monthly charity bingo set for Dec. 6, which will go towards Toys for Kids, the Lodge is asking for donations to be dropped of to the new donation bench at the organization or at Peoples Bank.

A recent press release said there will also be an Angel Tree at the bingo event, provided by the Mason County Baby Pantry and sponsored by the Moose women for the past three years.

“Toys For Kids was first started in the early 80’s by a local Jaycee’s club with many of the current members,” the press release said. “They originally took in used toys which they cleaned, repaired, and passed on to another needy home. They also accepted new toy donations at that time also. The Jaycee organization has an age limit on their members and eventually folded due to this, but the toy program remained from that time until the present, nearly 40 years.”

Cash donations are also being accepted to go towards the Toys for Kids program prior to the bingo event. Currently there are close to $600 pledged, according to the press release.

The Moose Lodge is also encouraging community members to participate in the “Light of Christmas” tree project, that will display community sponsored trees in Gunn Park.

Members of the Moose Lodge recently met with families who have been instrumental in continuing the Toys for Kids program over the years including the Billings, Sweeney, Barkey and Weaver families.

For more information on how to help, contact the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge, Brandy Sweeney or Roxanne Weaver.

Staff report