Draeger’s Toy Drive Hosts Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting On Dec. 8

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Draeger’s Toy Drive will celebrate its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. The event will be at First Tennessee Pavilion. The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the event.
Draeger’s Toy Drive is a local Not for Profit Organization that holds an event that is open to the public to raise toys for local children in and around the Chattanooga area.
All toys raised are donated to the local Toys for Tots chapter.
Draeger’s Toy Drive holds Chattanooga’s largest event benefiting Toys for Tots. Draeger’s Toy Drive Festival will feature a car show, craft show, raffles, Santa Claus and live music.
Hours of operation are from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information about Draeger’s Toy Drive, please contact Greg Draeger at 423 400-6143 or visit www.DRAEGERSTOYDRIVE.com.
 

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