Tis the season in East Texas.  Christmas lights are going up, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit is getting geared up and ready to go, the beautiful decorations are something to see on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University...and...IT'S TIME FOR FREE WHATABURGERS!!

Do I have your attention?

Saturday, November 27, from 9 am until noon, drop by the Whataburger at the intersection of Highway 94 and Loop 287.  You'll see representatives from the Marine Corp League, KICKS 105, and Whataburger (maybe even an appearance by What-a-Guy) collecting toys and money for the Toys for Tots Program of Angelina and Trinity Counties.

Just bring a new, unwrapped toy and you'll receive a coupon for a free Whataburger.  If you don't have time to do some toy shopping, bring a $10 donation to get your free Whataburger.  Offer is good for one coupon per person.

The need for toys in our area in 2021 is staggering.  The last few years have been record setting in the amount children hoping for toys, and this year, that need has almost doubled. Nearly 1900 children in the immediate area were supported by the Toys for Tots program  in 2020.  The ongoing pandemic and the economy had led to this recent rise.

If you can't make it buy the Whataburger toy drive on Saturday, there are numerous drop off locations in Angelina and Trinity Counties:

Brookshire Bros. Diboll
Brookshire Bros. Huntington
Brookshire Bros.  Trinity
Brookshire Bros. Chestnut Dr. Lufkin
B&B Groveton
Texas State Optical (TSO)
Angelina Savings Bank
Floors & More
Loves Country Store, Loop in Lufkin
Premier KIA
Regions Bank, all branches
Aerocare Home Medical Huntington
Angelina Eye Center
Lufkin ISD  Administration Office
Vera Bank
Woodland Heights Hospital
Loving Toyota, Honda, Nissan
Southern Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
Tractor Supply
Americas Car Mart
Southland Federal Credit Union
East Texas Power Sports
Verizon Wireless
Angelina County Real Estate Offices
Community Title
Angelina Title
S&G Title
Sassy Red's
Commercial Bank of Texas, all branches
GENCO Credit Union
Massingills Meat Market
Charanza Law Firm
Al Meyer Ford
U Bank Branches
JM Chevrolet
Ross Motor Sports
Wright Buick
Angelina Savings Bank
Lufkin Federal Credit Union
St. Pauls United Methodist Church
Chili's Lufkin
Townsquare Media Offices
Huntington State Bank, all branches
Standpipe Coffee House
Restoration Wine Bar
Sound Techs
Hammer Equipment
Lufkin Federal Credit Union
Alvey Chiropractic
Burkes Outlet
Angelina County Teachers Credit Union
Outback Steak House
Deerwood and Deer Cross Apartments
Austin Bank
Angelina Animal Hospital
Edward Jones Investments - Lufkin Offices
Dream Catchers inside the Lufkin Mall 
Ferrara's Heating/AC
Dollar General Stores

Toy donation locations in Trinity County 

Brookshire Bros. Trinity
B&B Groveton
Josserand Independent Baptist Church, Groveton
McClains Hardware, Groveton
Dollar General Groveton
Trinity Pines Baptist Church
First National Bank, Trinity
Joseph's
Firehouse Pizza
Grand Central
Wilkinson
VFW Post
Trinity Jr. High School
Trinity High School
Los Panchitos
El Rancho Viejo
Trinity Cafe
Lansberry
Trinity County Tax Office

 

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