Timucuan Longhouse members always show up in big numbers for our annual ice skating party and toy drive. This year we invited our neighbors, the Ponte Vedra Adventure Guides and Princesses, and it was our biggest event to-date. We had 150 members, family, and friends in attendance to experience a little holiday fun on the Florida ice.
The Toys for Tots program has been making holiday wishes come true for disadvantaged children since 1947. Our toy drive has always been successful in helping this amazing program, and this year we stepped it up by partnering with the Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex to collect even more toys. We had five official Toys for Tots collection bins set up around the ice rink and sportsplex for an entire month leading up to our event. Our US Marines Corp Reserve representatives were quite impressed with the number of toys collected and expressed sincere gratitude for our help this year. Next year we’ll do our best to make it even better.