American Legion Post 25’s Annual Toy Drive Brings Holiday Joy to Laurens County

January 7, 2024

Ms. Anderson’s 8th Grade Academy Class at Sanders Middle School Leads the Way

In the spirit of giving, American Legion Post 25 has once again made a significant impact on the local community with their annual toy drive. Post Commander Kevin Farnsworth expresses the dedication of American Legion Post 25, stating, “American Legion Post 25 works hard all year long to make sure that our annual toy drive is a success so that many families in Laurens County can have a merrier Christmas.”

To ensure the success of the toy drive, the Legion actively reached out to various groups and solicited donations, both financial and in the form of toys. One initiative was their visit to local middle schools, appealing to the students to participate in the drive and help bring joy to less fortunate children during the holiday season.

“We ask them to help the less fortunate children for Christmas! The schools jumped at the opportunity to help,” Commander Farnsworth notes. Among the participating classes, Ms. Anderson’s 8th-grade Academy class at Sanders Middle School stood out by contributing the most toys. In recognition of their outstanding efforts, the class was treated to a pizza party courtesy of American Legion Post 25.

Adding a patriotic touch to the celebration, the Legion presented Ms. Anderson’s class with an American flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol as a token of appreciation. This gesture not only acknowledges the students’ generosity but also emphasizes the importance of community involvement and giving back.

The occasion was marked by a pizza party for the students to celebrate their collective efforts in making a difference in the lives of local families.

In total, American Legion Post 25 collected an impressive haul of over 700 toys and 25 bicycles. These donations were then given to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and Laurens City Police for their annual toy giveaway, ensuring that those in need in the community could experience the magic of the holiday season.

Christmas has come and gone but the spirit of Christmas lives strong in the hearts of everyone who contributed to the annual toy drive.

Thank you American Legion Post 25 for all you do.