Toy drive to feature live nativity scene
Along with collecting toys for local families, a toy drive this weekend will also feature a live nativity scene.
Toy Troopers will be collecting toys at the southwest corner of the Bryant Walmart parking lot from 6 a.m. Friday through 5 p.m Sunday, according to James Ballew, founder of the drive.
The event will kick off live on “The Show with No Name” on The Buzz 103.7. Various radio stations will also broadcast live from the event.
The nativity scene, provided by Cockrill’s Country Critters, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
According to Ballew, he has wanted to feature a live nativity scene at the event since the drive began 20 years ago.
Throughout the weekend, there will be games for children to enjoy as well as music, food and drinks, Ballew said.
Ballew and his wife, Tammy, started the drive 20 years ago as a way to teach their son about the power and joy of giving.
Individuals who need help with toys this holiday season are encouraged to contact the Churches Joint Council on Human Needs, Ballew said.
A live nativity scene, provided by Cockrill’s Country Critters, will be featured during the Toy Troopers Toy Drive on Friday and Saturday at Walmart in Bryant. Families can visit from 6 to 9 p.m. both days.