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GSP, TenCate donate to Toys For Tots

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Ashley Biles |The Thomaston Times


Georgia State Patrol Post 26 in Thomaston collected a truckload full of toys for the Toys for Tots program this year. The post had donation boxes set up at the local schools and businesses throughout the community and sold tickets for a raffle with donations from local businesses, collecting $688.24. All the proceeds from the raffle were donated to Toys for Tots. Pictured collecting the toys are Raak Patel (center with hat) of the Marine Corp Reserves, Detachment 1196 and David White(far right) of the Spalding County Fire Department, along with (l-r) Lindsey Smith of GSP, SFC Lawrence Harrell of GSP, Tami Hurst of GSP and TFC Mitchell Day of GSP.


Ashley Biles |The Thomaston Times


Through their plants in Molena and Zebulon, Tencate Protective Fabrics was able to collect over $1,500 worth of toys for the Toys for Tots program this year. The idea to collect toys came from employee Sandra Barfield around Thanksgiving as a way to give something back to the community. Barfield noted both plants were working consistently and there were many in the community that are not able to do so, therefore she made the suggestion to help out those in need and everyone jumped on board. Between the two plants there are roughly 225 employees. Raak Patel (second from left) and Dean Aggers (second from right) of the Marine Corps Reserve, Detachment 1196, were on hand Monday, December 16 to pick up the toys to take to the distribution center. They are pictured with (l-r) Jan Reagan, Zebulon plant manager Wayne Gammon, Sandra Barfield, Molena Plant Manager Bruce Bagwell, Mary Blount, Dusty Fordham and Elisa Bloodworth.

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