Fairbury Police Collects Toys for Children

FAIRBURY – The Fairbury Police Department gathered at the Walmart in Fairbury for a good cause.

“Last year, we started this for the first time and it was a huge hit. So we decided we’re going to continue doing this through the police department and Blue Valley, and see if we can make people that have kids that are a little less fortunate have a better Christmas,” said Fairbury Chief of Police, Chad Sprunk.

The police department filled their cruisers with toys for those that might be unable to purchase them this holiday season.

They will be gathered at Walmart, and Orscheln’s, next Saturday and several times throughout the month.

Fairbury Chief of Police Chad Sprunk said that people have been very generous so far.

“It’s the giving season and people open up their hearts. Everybody has a big heart for kids and everyone wants to see everything go great for the little kids,” declared Chief Sprunk.

Donating time to support a good cause must have been contagious because a few Fairbury High School National Honor Society members gathered at Walmart to volunteer for the Salvation Army. These students included Jacob Johnson, Paul Mach and Patrick Ondrak.

“90% of what we raise stays in county, so it’s a good cause,” stated Mach.

The National Honor Society will be back at Walmart on Tuesday, as well.

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