Mayor Phillip Burch is joined by Good Shepherd Toy Giveaway representatives Sally Carrera, left, and Maria Bustamante as he declares Saturday, Dec. 6, Donate a Toy Day in Artesia. Forever Free Fellowship will be collecting toys from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shell station, corner of 13th and Main streets, for its 14th annual toy giveaway, to be held Dec. 20 at Forever Free. Artesians are asked to drop of new or used toys in good condition to be distributed to local children. Donate a Toy Day was declared, according to the proclamation, in recognition of “the dedicated work of those involved with toy drives,” through which “the children of our community will be blessed by the outpouring of generosity from persons they may never have met.”  Grace Miller - Daily Press

Mayor Phillip Burch is joined by Good Shepherd Toy Giveaway representatives Sally Carrera, left, and Maria Bustamante as he declares Saturday, Dec. 6, Donate a Toy Day in Artesia. Forever Free Fellowship will be collecting toys from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shell station, corner of 13th and Main streets, for its 14th annual toy giveaway, to be held Dec. 20 at Forever Free. Artesians are asked to drop of new or used toys in good condition to be distributed to local children. Donate a Toy Day was declared, according to the proclamation, in recognition of “the dedicated work of those involved with toy drives,” through which “the children of our community will be blessed by the outpouring of generosity from persons they may never have met.” Grace Miller – Daily Press