Police Chief Chris King has provided information and guidelines for this year’s David Scott Memorial Toy Drive. Donating toys for the drive program is a good way to give back to the community, however, it is asked that anyone donating adheres to donation guidelines, in order for more toys received to be be utilized.
All toys need to be toys, not toy oriented; all items need to be standalone toys — not an accessory to a toy; toys should be in the $10-$20 range — anything below or above that range, please donate in monetary form, or speak with officer Payne. There are some toys that have been purchased in the past that can’t be given away, so it is asked you do not buy these: stuffed animals; realistic looking guns (Nerf guns are OK); arts/crafts items; makeup; candy; perfume/cologne; hairbrushes, combs, bands, accessories, etc.; clothing items; and items for children younger than 2 years old or children 11 years of age or over. Monetary donations and toys are being accepted at this time at the police department..
• Applications are being accepted December 1 — December 14 and must be dropped off at the Princeton Police Department.
• Children must be between the ages of 2-10 years old and residents of Caldwell County.
• A Social Security Card or Medical Card for each child on the application must be presented with the application for proof of age.
• Applications must be dropped off no later than December 14 — that is the very last day.
• Pick up day is Saturday, December 18, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Princeton Tourist Welcome Center, located at 200 E. Market St.
• Parents must bring a photo ID to pick up toys. (Only parents or legal guardians are able to complete the form).
For questions or more info, contact Officer Payne or April at 270-365-4657.