VIDEO & PHOTO FEATURES: Toys for Tot drive

Quincy firefighter Lee Carpenter hands a coloring book to Carson Parshall Saturday during a Toys for Tots event at the Quincy Wal-Mart. Carson, with grandfather Junior Lake of Shelbyville, Mo., was more interested in a real fire truck. (H-W Photo)
Posted: Nov. 24, 2012 10:50 pm Updated: Dec. 8, 2012 11:15 pm

The first of four Toys for Tots fundraising events happened Saturday when members of the Quincy Fire Department were stationed at the Quincy Wal-Mart to promote the program and give out coloring books.

The Quincy Elks Lodge will hold an event on Dec. 6 during its Quarter Madness Auction. Dene Lambkin Honda/Hyundai will team with Lily's Lounge for a "Lunch With Santa" event at the Quincy City Center Hotel on Dec. 8, and the Marine Corps League will hold a Toys For Tots Breakfast with Santa at Applebee's on Dec. 15.

For more information about the local Toys for Tots drive, contact Steve Lindsey, Toys for Tots coordinator. at (217) 506-1895, or


(Photo and video by Michael Kipley/Herald-Whig staff)