Fellow COTV Santa’s Helpers and
Santa & Mrs. Santa
WE BROUGHT THE DONUTS……YOU BROUGHT LOTS AND LOTS OF TOYS.
The Marines were invited to join us for lunch
as well, but they had another pickup to make.
COTV Toys For Tots
December 1, 2019
COTV started off the holiday season with its annual Toys For Tots event with the Marines. This year we were pleased to have 3 sergeants in full dress uniform, Josh, Vern and Blake, join us with both a van and a pick-up truck. They were even on site and ready early so that we could be all set up before the first Corvettes arrived with their toys.
Around 70 COTV members came and went during the two hour delivery window and about 45-50 continued on to lunch afterwards. We filled about a dozen boxes with toys, which were jam packed into the van. A couple of bicycles went into the truck as the Marines proceeded to another pick-up appointment in Rainbow after they left us.
It was great to see the Bleekers in their Santa and Mrs. Claus outfits as they attracted small children who were passing through the parking lot with their parents, as well as the somewhat larger children in our own group. Some of our members had other commitments so did a drive-by and drop-off maneuver. Thanks to Chuck Calagna for coming before he headed to the hospital where his daughter was having surgery. Thanks also to Micha Grayson who came to chat with her COTV friends for a short while. It was also good to see Bob and Monica Clark, who are hoping to be more involved in club activities now that Bob has retired….again.
The lunch bunch headed to BJ’s in Menifee, for the second Sunday in a row, but we changed it up this time as we could order whatever we wanted instead of having the great pizza buffet Skip arranged for the MLR. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and company, even two weeks running. We look forward to another change as we go to Journey at Pechanga for the Holiday Party next Sunday, December 8. See you there.
Thanks to everyone who participated and showed how generous our Club can be. Next year, Marti Schoeman and the Randalls will be in charge and will ensure that this holiday habit continues. Please help them continue with another successful event in 2020.