Marines created the "Toys for Tots" program in December 1947 collecting toys for less fortunate children -- and since that time, it has grown tremendously.
Christy Boggs came up with the idea of having Kearney's local Sonic Drive-in become a drop off sight for "Toys for Tots". With the help of Dave Swanson, the local "Toys for Tots" coordinator, the Kearney Sonic store has created an event, calling it "Tots for Toys".
The event will be Sunday, December 9th, from 12-4 p.m. During that time, anyone donating a toy to the Toys for Tots program will receive a free order of tater tots and a medium fountain drink as a "thank you" from Sonic. Marines will be present at the time to collect toys and visit with customers.