We had been drawn several years ago, so I thought what are the chances of that happening again, but they picked us again this year.
Lt. Charles Smith, with the Salvation Army, said they have raised $39,000 so far at the kettle locations placed throughout town.
Between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. today, volunteers will be shopping at Target for gifts for Angel Tree recipients.
Every child goes home with a new outfit, toys and an afghan to unwrap on Christmas Eve.
"These toys will help fill those angels who are missing or were not returned", said Maj.
Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, the campaign will end Saturday, Dec. 23.
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The release said the donation will boost fundraising efforts, which are running about 10 percent behind last season's numbers.
The Salvation Army gave around two-to-three hundred gifts to low-income families, along with food for the holiday and a stocking stuffer table which parents could collect more presents.
"After reading the article in the paper, we wanted to do more than just the toy drive".
"They're gonna be a lot of happy young ones", she said.
The Salvation Army is still looking for individuals, families, civic groups and even businesses to ring bells beside Red Kettles.
Toot'n Totum is The Salvation Army's largest Business Angel Tree and largest kettle partner.