Be A Santa's Helper

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM.

Toys 4 Tots Run

The 32nd Annual Toys 4 Tots Run, sponsored by the Emerald Coast HOG Chapter #0672 and Heritage Cycles Harley-Davidson, begins at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 18 in the Sam’s Club parking lot on Beal Parkway in Fort Walton Beach.

All motorcycles are welcome and entry fee is $10/participant and a new toy or gift card. Bike parade begins at 11 a.m. and ends at the Mullet Festival site in Niceville for live music, food, door prizes, a silent auction, best decorated bike awards and adult and children’s motorcycle contests.

Toys and gift cards will be given to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s healing child abuse victims and abandoned kids living at the Children in Crisis Children’s Neighborhood. Call 598-0511 or 862-4706.

Holiday Food Drive

Shelter House is accepting donations of turkeys, hams, stuffing mix, gravy, mashed potato mix, soups for casseroles, green beans, crunchy fried onions, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls, fresh fruits and vegetables, pie crusts, condensed milk and pumpkin pie filling to help feed families this holiday season. Also needed are laundry baskets to put the meals in and grocery and gas gift cards.

Non-perishable items can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Shelter House administration office, 102 Buck Drive in Fort Walton Beach, Perishable items, especially turkeys and hams, need to be delivered on Nov. 19 and Dec. 19 only. Call 243-1201.

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