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Monday, December 5, 2016

Blog party at the Green Turtle Tuesday

     Tomorrow evening, Tuesday Dec. 6th, is the next blog party at the Green Turtle on McGaw Road in Columbia.   The Green Turtle restaurant chain has been of supporter of Toys for Tots for a number of years.  This event is a great way to support a good organization and meet with bloggers and blog readers.  You always meet interesting people at a blog party.  Here is the info on the event from HoCo Blogs:

"You've heard of Toys for Tots, right? But have you heard of Tips for Tots?

Tips for Tots is an annual tradition The Greene Turtle staff have held for a number of years where on one day, the staff donate 100% of their tips to Toys for Tots. Last year, across The Green Turtle restaurants, over $60,000 was raised. The goal this year is $90,000.

Come out on December 6th for our next HoCoBlogs and TotallyHoco party, 5-7 p.m. at The Greene Turtle. We'll have, as a thank you for your help and social media support in sharing news of the December 7th Tips for Tots event, light fare and a buffet provided by the restaurant. Each attendee will get a free drink ticket, too.

And if you bring an unwrapped toy for a child, you'll get a second drink ticket to use that night.

Even if you can't attend, will you kindly take a few minutes right now and retweet this tweet, or write your own to promote the event.

There may be a few bloggers from nearby communities and cities, so this is a great opportunity for some holiday cheer, mingling and reaching beyond our own county zone.

RSVP here.

So, please remember ...
Our event is December 6th (food, drink, opportunity to bring an unwrapped toy for a kid)
The Tips for Tots event is December 7th. You can come to that, too, of course. Your help to spread the news locally is much appreciated.
An unwrapped toy will get you a second drink ticket.

See you on the 6th!"

P.S.
    Toys for Tots has always been an organization I have supported since this organization provided toys for an organization I ran in Baltimore called "Baltimore Grandfamilies."   I remember each November and December as a busy time collecting information from grandfamilies on toy requests and then getting volunteers with vans to go to the Toys for Tots warehouse to collect the toys to distribute. The toys were in bins by age and gender.  While we couldn't guarantee that we would find the exact toys requested by any child it was always a challenge to search for the specified toys requested.
   Volunteers then distributed the toys to over 100 grandfamilies throughout Baltimore during the week before Christmas.  A lot of fun memories. 
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