Toys for Tots Operation Toy Train - 12/2/17
For the 2nd year in a row, the Sparta Train Station welcomed Santa and US Marines as they arrived on the Toys for Tots “Operation Toy Train” December 2nd 2017! The train load of donated toys arrived on schedule at 3:25pm while children had a chance to enjoy festive family activities, food, train displays, ice carving demos, as well as crafts and performances in the Sparta PAL!
Children and their families eagerly lined up to get that special photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. As the last stop for the train, which collects thousands of toys throughout the day, many volunteers helped load toys into trucks to bring the toys to Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton, NJ. In total Operation Toy Train collected over 17,000 toys during the day! Thanks to the generosity of our community the Sparta Station collected more than 1,200 of those toys! The event was such an overwhelming success and we can't thank you enough for your support! Interested in helping out Operation Toy Train 2018? Call to see how you or your organization can be involved.
Special Thanks to All of Our Generous Sponsors...
United States Marine Corp -•- Santa! -•- Toys for Tots -•- NYS&W -•- Train Creative -•- Sparta Train Station -•- Sparta PAL -•- Henry O'Baker -•- Sparta Twp. Fire Department -•- Techflex Inc. -•- Sing A Song NJ -•- Lakeland Bank -•- SeptiCare -•- Stonewood Tavern -•- Friar Mnt. Model Rail Road Museum -•- White Deer Liquor -•- Alpine Montesorri -•- Techflex -•- Bagful O' Bagels -•- Sussex County Railroad Club -•- Military Transport Association -•- RPaint with Sharon -•- Spavia -•- Greene's Beans -•- Rockefeller Group -•- Lularoe Brianne Hazekamp -•- Aikido Center -•- True Productions Digital Signage -•- Sutherland -•- Sparta Historical Society