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Grant’s Farm is opening its gates for a special Toys for Tots Drive on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11am to 3pm. Now I know you’re planning on donating a toy this holiday season, so here’s the place to do it! Why drop your toy off at some plain ol’ box by the grocery store when you can hand it off personally to a Marine…with a horse. (If only they could ride…)
The event is hosted by the Budweiser Clydesdales at their stable on the parking lot of Grant’s Farm. All collected toys will be loaded up in a Marine truck and delivered to the less fortunate in the St. Louis community this holiday season.
You’ll need to donate a new, unwrapped toy (or bring $10) to get in. In return, you’ll get a little gift in return: a photo with a Clydesdale AND a Marine and a free raffle ticket. The gift shop will also be open for a little holiday shopping–and you’ll get 10% off with your donation!
Don’t miss special appearances from St. Louis Cardinals Alumni, Fredbird, a live band, The Affton Fire Department and EMS, The St. Louis County Police Department and the Animal R Us petting zoo!
Clydesdales and Marines in full dress will be happy to take photos with you and the kids–maybe for your Christmas card? Hmmmmmm? They will print a photo for you for free, as a thank you for your donation. My photo here is from the Holiday Lights over at the Brewery last year. You can also bring your own camera and get a good snap for your Christmas card!
There will be a raffle for fun prizes, like ginormous horse shoes and VIP tours for next season. Every toy or $10 donation earns a ticket! And don’t forget, there’s always free samples of Budweiser.