Normally, the Ely Fire Department and Santa have had an opportunity for children to pick a toy during the holiday season when they visit the station each December. With that not possible this year, they have arranged, with the help of Toys-For-Tots, a Holiday Toy Giveaway for this weekend, December 11-13 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1420 Walker St here in Ely.
The church will be open for the Ely Holiday Toy Giveaway:
Friday, December 11th, 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, December 12th, 9am – 9pm
Sunday, December 13th, 1pm – 6pm (if toys are available)
If the times listed above don’t work, please call 319-848-4510 to arrange an appointment. The pick up site will remain open for as long as toys are available.
Organizers ask that those who attend follow the CDC guidelines for mask wearing (everyone above the age of 2 should wear a mask) and that everyone keeps their distance from one another while in the building. We all want to make sure this is a safe event for all involved.
The Ely Fire Department and Santa know that this has been a difficult year for many families and hope that this Holiday Toy Giveaway might be a way to ensure that everyone has a very Merry Christmas!