The Toys for Military Tots toy drive began Fri., Nov. 4 at WTBQ AM FM who have teamed up with the Nam Knights, Pete and Laura Rollins of The Disabled Vets of America, active military, Orange County Director of Veteran Affairs, Christian Farrell, Sheriff Carl DuBois, County Clerk Annie Rabbitt, Tom Lovelace, Brian Leentjes of The Castle in Chester and, Jamie and Robert Quinn, Jr. of Quinnz Pinz Bowling and Sports Bar in Middletown, Ann Damia, and many more.
Frank Truatt, the owner of WTBQ for 22 years and Taylor Sterling, the Station Manager, conceived the idea after speaking with Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus about the needs of the children of military both active and those of disabled veterans. There will be two Benefit concerts for the toy drive.
The first will be on Sat., Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. at The Quinnnz Pinz Bowling & Sports Bar, located at 19 Railroad Ave. in Middletown. The second concert will be on Sat., Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at The Castle Fun Center, located at 109 Brookside Ave. in Chester. Tom Lovelace and the Armonia Band have generously donated their talent and time for both concerts. Admission to both concerts for the children of the military is an unwrapped toy, for ages infant to 12 years old.
Toy Drop Off Locations
Anyone interested can bring an unwrapped toy to one of the many drop off locations throughout the County. Locations in Warwick include: The Computer Guy, located at 14 West St.; Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, located at 31 Main St.; Frazzleberries, located at 24 Main St.; Pin Street Bowling, located at 154 Rte. 94; and WTBQ Radio, located at 179 Sanfordville Rd. For information send an email Taylor@wtbq.com for time and place.