The Christmas season is upon us, and once again it's time to turn our attention to making sure children spending the holiday season in area hospitals have presents to open with our 10th annual 911 Gives Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive with Henderson Chevrolet, Buick, GMC!

This is hands-down one of our favorite events every year as we lean on you to help us fill a 53-foot semi-trailer full of toys for the kids. As in year's past, we'll set up camp in the east side Walmart parking lot and begin our marathon drive at 6:00 a.m. Friday morning live on-site. The live broadcasts and toy collection will continue around the clock until 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening. So even if you work second shift, or you're just a night owl who likes to shop while everyone else is sleeping, someone will be on site to take your donation.

In the nine years we've held this toy drive, you've always filled the trailer from front to back with donations, and knowing the generosity of the Tri-State area, I have no doubt this year will same.

Once again this year, donations will also be accepted at Walmart in Henderson on Friday and Saturday if you live south of the Ohio and don't have plans to make a trip to Evansville. Those donations will be delivered to the trailer throughout the weekend by our friends at Henderson Chevrolet!

As always, be sure to bring the kids by for the chance to meet Santa Claus!

All donated toys will be distributed to Deaconess and St. Vincent Hospitals, along with the Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center, ECHO Community Healthcare, and the Ronald McDonald House in Evansville.

Also, make sure to stop in and hang out for a while because you never know who is going to stop by and sing!