Each year, the Ashland and Wayne County Young Ag Professionals in Ohio and the Medina County Young Farmers team up to host the Annual Ag Toy Drive and give the gift of agriculture to eager recipients during the holiday season.
Over $12,500 in agriculture-related toys were donated to the Associated Charities of Ashland County, Medina Toys for Tots, and Wayne County Toys for Tots this holiday season during the seventh annual drive on Nov. 28.
Each year, the event seeks partnerships with local businesses prior to the event to increase the overall impact.
“The committee is grateful to have local businesses that not only value the agricultural history of the area but also embrace the needs of the community,” writes the Ohio Farm Bureau. “The event sponsors rose to the occasion yet again this year, and this event truly would not be successful without them, as well as the individuals in the community who come out to support the event.”
What made this event truly special was the unwavering support from local businesses and sponsors, who understood the significance of uniting for a common cause. Their involvement not only honored the rich agricultural legacy of the region but also emphasized their dedication to uplifting the community. Local and individual cash donations were used to purchase ag-themed toys within each county.
“This event would not be possible without the generosity of this community or the committee of eight volunteers who organized this event. The committee looks forward to continuing the tradition of this event next year!”
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Author: Heidi Crnkovic