Donate a Christmas tree; help support ‘Toys for Tots’


Atwood Resort is looking for area businesses to assist with a fundraiser for Carroll County Toys for Tots.

Atwood plans to host a decorated Christmas tree silent auction and is seeking local businesses and organizations to donate trees for the event.

Deb Oberlin, county Toys for Tots chairperson, said trees will be assembled Nov. 28, 29 and 30 at Atwood.

Visitors to Atwood will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree by making a donation to Toys for Tots. The three trees that earn the most money in donations will be recognized and their sponsors presented with an award. The trees will then be auctioned off by silent bid during a public event Dec. 20 at the lodge. The event will include a live performance by Star Stuck Dance Studio students. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Oberlin said anyone interested in participating by decorating a tree should contact her at 330-428-7516 or email her at

Families who would like to sign their children up to participate in the Toys for Tots Christmas program should call Crystal Day at 330-627-7651. Deadline to register is Nov. 15.

Oberliin and Day are also looking for individuals to distribute Toys for Tots collection boxes in the community.

Anyone interested in volunteering their time should contact of the two organizers.