Friday, November 26, 1999
Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty offices are once again serving as Southern Crescent drop-off points for the annual U. S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign.
This year's campaign, the 52nd annual event, officially kicked off Friday, Oct. 1. This will be the 18th year that Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty has assisted in the effort to collect toys to benefit children in need at Christmas time.
Everyone can help the Marines in this worthwhile effort, said Steve Bayliss, broker for Coldwell Banker Bullard's Newnan/Coweta County office, who is coordinating the Toys for Tots effort for the real estate firm.
Just drop off a new, unwrapped toy or a check made out to Toys for Tots at one of our offices or at one of the other collection points, and the Marines will do the rest to distribute the toys to needy children through local charitable organizations.
Bayliss said the deadline for bringing items to CB Bullard offices is Friday, Dec. 17. Offices are on Ga. Highway 34 East, Newnan (just west of Thomas Crossroads); 238 Stockbridge Rd., Jonesboro; 7582 Ga. Highway 85, Riverdale; 1968-A Ga. Highway 54 West, Fayetteville (just east of the Peachtree City limits); 103 Jonesboro Rd., McDonough; and 658 West Third St., Jackson.
In Peachtree City, there will be a place to leave contributions for Toys for Tots during the annual tree lighting ceremony at the Municipal Complex Saturday, Dec. 4. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the lighting of the tree at around 7:30 p.m.
Toys for Tots items brought to the ceremony will be taken to the local Coldwell Banker Bullard office and held for pickup by the Marines. Founded in 1947, the Toys for Tots campaign has evolved from a small project in the Los Angeles area to a nationwide effort. The campaign has the support of a wide array of other organizations, groups, committees, local businesses and national corporations.