MAN, W.Va. — The Man Lions Club has announced that their Annual Christmas Toy Distribution will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 19.
Santa Claus, who will be joined with the Man Lions Club and Logan County Station No. 200, will be on his sleigh delivering toys and Christmas cheer to kids of the Triadelphia area.
For this specific distribution, the club will be servicing the coverage area of the Logan County VFD Station No. 200 which encompasses the following areas: Hensley Heights, Greenville, Greenvalley, Huff Creek, and Route 80.
The Town of Man Volunteer Fire Department and Buffalo Creek Volunteer Fire Department will be servicing their respective areas on the same day. The Madison Creek/Earling area will be covered by Man Volunteer Fire Department.
This event began a few years back when the Man Lions Club sponsored a few children for Christmas and partnered with other organizations throughout the county to deliver toys to every community; since then, they have made it a priority to continue this annually.
“This event is one of our largest community service projects that we do. Last year, we distributed more than 600 toys and we are planning to exceed that amount this year. This would not be possible without the support of the community and donors in county. To see a smile on a child’s face when they receive a toy from Santa in their community makes the countless hours of fundraising, purchasing and wrapping gifts, and organizing very much worth it,” said Chad Story, Vice President of the Man Lions Club.
During the distribution, each child that comes out to greet Santa will receive a wrapped gift. This is for every child, regardless of the child’s socioeconomic status. In honor of fairness and transparency, it is requested that the child be present to receive a gift.
The Man Lions Club does not know exactly what time they will be in your community; however, they will be updating the club’s Facebook page throughout the day to inform the public of our location.
“Listen for the sirens and sleigh bells,” Story said.