Christmas drives under way in city
The collection of toys and money continues for the Emergency Services Toy Round Up through Friday, Dec. 15.
Children who might not otherwise have Christmas presents are provided toys each year through a joint effort among the fire, police and emergency medical service in Port Aransas.
"We want all children in Port Aransas to have a merry Christmas, and with your help, together we can, one child at a time," said Kristin L. Adams, Toy Round Up chairman.
Families may apply for toys through Sunday, Dec. 10. Applications for toys must include proof of residency in Port Aransas with a rent or utility bill having a Port Aransas zip code and some form of identification.
Designated toy collection locations are the Port Aransas Police Department or EMS office at 705 W. Ave. A, City Hall at 710 W. Ave. A, Family Center IGA at 416 S. Alister St., CenturyTel at 219 E. Ave. C, ValueBank at 500 S. Alister St., and the University of Texas Marine Science Institute at 750 Channel View Drive.
Checks may be made out to the Emergency Services Toy Round Up and mailed to Port Aransas EMS, Attn: Emergency Services Toy Round Up, 705 W. Ave. A, Port Aransas, TX 78373, or may be dropped off at the EMS office.
For more information, contact the EMS office at (361) 749-4405.