This year’s Toys for Tots campaign served more than 3,000 Anson County children over the 2012 Christmas season, Toys for Tots coordinator Vancine Sturdivant reported.
Toys for Tots volunteers were still delivering toys to needy children just a few days before Christmas. As of Dec. 22, applications were still being filled at the Toys for Tots office in Wadesboro.
Sturdivant issued a special thank you to Commissioner Harold Smith, who sent over a large donation of toys just before the holiday. “After being informed about the great need in the county, that Escalade pulled up driven by our beautiful daughter, Evadne and you would not believe the bags of toys Commissioner Smith sent us,” Sturdivant said.
Sponsors for the 2012 Anson County Toys for Tots campaign were as follows:
Churches — Harris Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church,Dr. Bernice Bennett; Pleasant Hill / Elizabeth Baptist Church, Pastor Michael McLeod; Lindsey Chapel FCOG, Elder Sylvia McLendon; New Parker Grove, Bishop & Prophetess Walter Ellerbe; New Home Baptist Church, Superior Court Clerk Mark Hammonds; Lilesville Charge UMCs, Pastor Norm Jones Jr.; First Baptist Church, Pastor Evertte; Freedom Ministries #1, Elder R. J. Ingram; Fairview Church of God, Elder Donna McNair; Flakes Chapel Baptist Church / The Hair Keepers, Christine Hall; Life Redeeming Center, Sylvia Pratt; Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Ester Lindsey; White Oak Missionary Baptist, Andrea Tillman.
Businesses — Selectronics, Robert Colf; HOLLA, Subrina Hough; Just For Kicks, Weaver Thomas; Town of Ansonville, Mayor Lyndell Ingram; Town of Lilesville, Mayor Pro-Tem Bernice Bennett; Anson County Emergency Services, Ryan Teal; Anson County Child Support, Jennifer Tarlton; Anson County Health Department, Carol Gibson; South Piedmont Community College, Shawna Loftis; Dollar General stores in Polkton and Wadesboro; C’s & T’s Daycare, Annie Parsons; Tractor Supply, Wadesboro, Tim Haire; Alltel Wireless Store; Department of Social Services, Priscilla Little; Anson County School District, Kam McDonald; Faith-Based Center of Hope, Vancine Sturdivant; State Troopers, Officer Landric Reid; State Employees Credit Union, Cassandra Reid; Wadesboro Police Department, Interim Chief Thedis Spencer; Hornwood, Inc., Chuck Horne.
Law Firms — Evadne Smith-Little; Poisson, Poisson & Bowers; Carpenter & Flake Law Office; Clodfelter Law Office.
Officials — State Auditor Beth Woods; Honorable Judge Lisa Thacker; Commissioner Ross Streater; Commissioner Anna Baucom, Commissioner Jarvis Woodburn; Commissioner Vancine Sturdivant; Commissioner Harold Smith; interim Wadesboro Police Chief Thedis Spencer; newly elected N.C. Senator Gene McLaurin; and newly elected Board of Education member Mike Turner.