The Matt Patterson Toy Drive is happening this year, albeit a little differently than it has been in the past.
The drive is set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Logan County Commission’s remote resource center at the old 84 Lumber site at Peach Creek. The drive is usually held at Logan Middle School, but due to the pandemic, the building was unavailable for public use.
This year’s Matt Patterson Toy Drive will be held as a drive-up event. Following the drive’s usual format, children were privately selected to receive toys with the help of local schools and churches working with the toy drive. After a child’s name was submitted, volunteers determine if the child has siblings so they receive gifts as well.
Families who received a letter will have a number matched with their gifts. At the drive, they will be checked off and instructed to circle the building to the other side, where their toys will be distributed. Santa Claus will be on site to greet children as they receive gifts.