Toy Airlift Tappahannock-Essex County Airport

Story from Jack Pettigrew, VAHS Member
December 12, 2018

The group taken at Roma’s restaurant in Tappahannock

To those of you who placed toys in the toy collection box in the terminal, participated in the Roma’s dinner, or helped transport the items collected to the Chesterfield County Airport, THANKS.

The toys are distributed to military families who need help providing for their children, many of whom are injured, ill or struggling financially. Toys were picked up by U. S. Army Soldiers from Fort Lee to be delivered to their Holiday Helpers program

This was a very successful event and one that made KXSA shine in the mid-Atlantic region.  Not only did we collect the most toys, we (Greg Wright) provided plane rides to 5 kids and 2 adults, one of whom just happened to be the commanding officer of Lima Company at Fort Lee.  Disembarking Greg’s plane, I personally heard two of the kids say their flight was the best Christmas present they had EVER received.

Coverage of the event was also provided in the Northern Neck Sentinel, Vol 1-Edition 11-Dec 2018.

To all involved, give yourself a pat on the back for a job very well done!

Left to right are Barbara Headley, Jack Pettigrew, Greg Wright, Rusty Acree, Fred Wimberly, Wayne Angola, with soldiers from Lima Company, Ft. Lee, Virginia.

 

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