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KTEN Delivers Toys For Tots Donations to Carter County


We've been collecting those Toys for Tots for weeks now and Wednesday the toys were delivered to the Carter County Toys for Tots distribution center!  Families were filing in to pick up the toys that were donated for their kids.  Meredith Saldana has more.

The people in Texoma really came through for these families in need.

Lisanne Anderson delivered the toys to Ardmore, "So we're dropping of our Toys for Tots here at the Carter County Toys for Tots distribution center in Ardmore.  I wanna say a personal thank you to everyone who donated.  It's starting to rain! I'm gonna run in and get these toys delivered. Thank you and Merry Christmas!"

Texoma residents helped make Christmas possible for over 600 families in Carter County this year.

In fact, with viewers donations we were able to fill an SUV!

One parent tells us, "Last year we came here and they fixed us up and she had a real good Christmas and she's gonna have a good one this year, too."

And that's all thanks to the donations Toys for Tots received.

"Well it comes in handy this time of year cause you know everything slows down, the economy's slow, so it's really a blessing.  Like I say, these people really do wonderful work here.  And, I don't know, it makes me speechless. I don't know really what to say other than god bless them and I hope they have a merry Christmas, too."

Volunteers have spent countless hours organizing toys and making sure that children in Carter County will have something to open Christmas morning.

I asked a young girl, "What's the most exciting part about Christmas?"

She replied, "Opening my presents."

But she says while she's excited for her presents she'll remember what Christmas is all about.

Her dad said, "Who's birthday is it, baby?" 

"Jesus," says the young girl.

Her dad replied, "That's right.  Jesus is the reason for the season, isn't he?"

Again, thank you so much for all the donated toys.

Over 600 families will be opening presents Christmas morning thanks to you!

-Meredith Saldana, KTEN News