Toy drive for St. Jude's sees huge response

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Laci Lynxwiler, Butterfield Firefighter auxiliary secretary, gives Michelle Betts a hug after she brought a Christmas gift by for St. Jude's children. The Christmas toy drive was sponsored by Blazi Lowe and family, of Exeter, and the Butterfield Firefighters and its auxiliary members. Five tables of toys were collected, and anyone wishing to donate more may contact the Facebook page, "Blazi's Fight." Lynxwiler said she could not thank the community enough for its generosity. She also wanted to mention that the family of Jessica Morgan, who died in a car accident in November 2014, donated a large amount of coloring books in her memory. Julia Kilmer/

Butterfield Firefighters and its auxiliary members helped make a Christmas toy drive a huge success.

Laci Lynxwiler, auxiliary secretary for the Butterfield Firefighters, accepts a Christmas toy donation from Donovan Mikesh on Saturday during a toy drive at the Butterfield Fire Station, sponsored by Blazi Lowe and her family, and auxiliary members of the BFF. Mikesh is the grandson of Butterfield Firefighter Travis Clark. Lowe said she was happy with the result of the drive. "I hope the presents will help my friends who are spending Christmas in a hospital bed and give them something to do so they won't be bored," she said. Julia Kilmer/
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