Cumby Auction patrons donate more than 2,000 toys
From Staff Reports

Dec. 17, 2006 - The spirit of giving was alive and well in Cumby this holiday season, with patrons of Cumby Auction donating enough toys to help sponsor more than 300 children for Christmas, as well contributing $1,150 to Bikers Against Child Abuse for toys and clothing for the children they help support.

This year’s annual Cumby Auction Christmas Toy Drive is being heralded as one of the most successful ever. More than 2,000 toys were donated and more than $1,000 in donations were raised to purchase clothing and toys for older children.

Proceeds from the event benefited Angel Tree programs, including Cumby Angels, D.C. Canon Elementary in Quinlan, Tawakoni, Campbell Independent School District, as well as those children in Northeast Texas area which Caddo Creek Chapter of Bikers Against child Abuse assist. 

Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) is a national organization which works with local child protective agencies in helping children who have been the victims of abuse. Quinlan Dollar General store also acted as a drop-off point for BACA toys.

�More than 300 children will enjoy Christmas this year that might not have been possible, all thanks to the generous patrons of the Cumby Auction,� said Glenna Johnson, coordinator of this year�s toy drive. "Once again, the Cumby Auction patrons have proved that they continue to be very generous and giving to their neighbors in the greater Northeast Texas area."

All toys were picked up on the evening of Dec. 9.

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